damn it man, how about some research before you post?? WinXP as it is, supports drives up to 130GB. If you want more, install winXP with SP2. Problem solved
^ I did do a little research and that Sp2 didn't solve my issue that's why asking. No need to be a smart ass about.
Go into the bios and check if s.m.a.r.t for the HD is enabled. If it is then disable it and report back. I've had a similar problem and disabling s.m.a.r.t fixed it.
hope this helps
Didn't work either but thanks.