I thought that was probably the issue but wasn't sure since it wasn't XP but a newer OS where I thought they'd fixed that issue.
I have XP 64 bit so I might consider installing it as I can't say I am crazy on Vista.
No, no, no. Don't install XP 64 bit, there is no support and limited driver availability for it. It you want to go 64 bit, might as well bite the bullet and go Windows 7.