If not its cause you either got more than two disks and need to keep playing with it or XP really isn't on partition 1 of the disk.
Ahh...I see. Thanks for catching that, Justin. I was going by the screenshot he posted of Disk Management which showed his XP drive as first, not second, but I guess he changed his boot order in the BIOS since (possibly...). But then again, since one of his drives are IDE (his XP), and the other SATA (Vista), perhaps that was why his Disk Management was showing it as disk 1, not 0, while his BIOS showed it as disk 1. That was what threw me off, and made me give him the misinformation. :shame:Acording to your posted boot priority, XP's drive is second, so rdisk() should be 1 or greater depending on how many drives you got...
If I can get my hands on the latest drivers from seagate (who appear not to support their older products such as this one), would slipstreaming not achieve the same result as simply updating the drivers on the XP drive using the older machine in which the drive can currently boot? I can call Seatagte support to try and get the drivers out of them, or I try try some more Windows updates with my other computer, or, using the other computer, I could try setting the driver to a previous version because I recall updating it on that machine recently.