Do you think are windows xp updates problems?
Is there a Windows XP update after SP1
Yes, Service Pack 2.
It has conflicts with several programs released previously.
These conflicts involve all kinds of software programs.
The authors of these programs have been issuing patches of their own.
A long list of third-party vendors is published at microsoft.
With that said, since your hardware is new, perhaps it is sp2
Backwards compatibility generally applies to these issues,
so my question was to determine exactly which update state you have.
There does exist quite a difference between sp1 & sp2 OS's.
Exactly what those differences are is still being examined by users.
Windows is not recognizing your SATA drive correctly.
Windows is recognizing your ATA 100 correctly.
BIOS "sees" them both correctly.
So it seems logical it is within the windows OS that fault lies.
When you go to your Event Viewer in Administrative Tools, do you see any warnings or errors listed in the log?
If so, exactly what are the names/numbers assigned to them?