This is EXPECTED with XP and a SATA HDD. I can't find a bios screen shot so look around for any IDE EMULATION or SATA MODE. Try changing that one entry.
All the other settings should be stock or default.
And yes, there is the old F6 FLOPPY INSTALL XP method but I find most users blow up on impact when they discover how rough that install is. Nod to IDE emulation.
I started having trouble with the screen freezing up. As my install of XP Pro SP3 was many years old I tried to do a fresh install. The screen still froze up about the timeI got to enter my name. I then decided to do a factory default reset of the setup. Since then I get a BSOD on startup. What I need to know are what all the setup parameters should be set at. The BIOD version is A01.