Re: Installing a SATA hard drive on xp...
Kiros? What if the drive isn't formatted yet?
I had this same problem a while ago while trying to install my 250 gb one. Open up Computer Management (search for it), expand Storage, and click on Disk Management. Assuming you have two hard drives, there should be two hard drives in the pane. One named Disk 0 with a black bar on top, and one named Disk 1 with a darkish-blue bar on top. Right-click in the space that says "Unallocated" and click "Create New Partition". Leave the sizes default, select a drive letter and name, be sure to have NTFS selected, and finish it off.
If the BIOS isn't recognizing it, then all of the above won't work.