I figured it out. Just needed to disable the SATA native support in the BIOS. Worked like a charm.
I have an older HP Compaq laptop that has Window XP ME installed. Its old and its slow and I want to reload it with Windows XP and leave off the media portion which I rarely used anyway. Each time I use my XP Home Edition CD I am told the setup can not find the hard disk drive installed on the computer. Can anyone tell me why?