It's not related, it IS the question
OK. I think I understand the SATA issue now. So I just went into BIOS and set the SATA to IDE. I assume that I do not need the SATA driver now.
I do not have a DVD drive to use the Asus Restore CD and I could not get that CD onto a USB drive.
Therefore, I made a bootable BARTPE USB from another XP CD.
After installing XP from the BARTPE USB flash drive, it booted and only got the blue "WINDOWS SETUP" screen, then the same message "...ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded".
Other than buying a DVD drive to run the original setup disc, could you suggest anything else I could try?