Quote Originally Posted by Tweak42 View Post
Thanks for pointing out the nifty bench utility feature.

Your drive may be showing up under IDE mode if you don't have the controller set to ahci/sata in the bios. Just beware switching modes can halt a WinXP partition from booting; linux, vista and win7 seem handle switching it ok.
Thank you for this info.

I has wondered why I was getting error messages "ATA1 device not ready. Softreset failed" on bootup.

Changing over to ahic/sata fixed that and although Ubuntu could read the Win XP partitions XP did not boot. I see a re-install of Win XP coming up! Sigh!