of course, it could be that he has an older xp version that doesn't come with sp1... XP has a problem with SATA drives sometimes. Usually set it to IDE compat and then download the sp1 and then set back up with SATA in the bios.
If you argue with an idiot he will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
I am not a fast writer.
I am not a slow writer.
I am a half-fast writer.