I had a motherboard problem and which had to be replaced with the ASRock P4i65G motherboard. I tried to intstall XP on my original HD and I had problems.
I bought a new disc the Hithachi and I installed XP on it and it installed ok and it booted without any problems. I then took it out made my old HD the master and the Hithachi the slave but I still could not install XP on the old one so I tried to reverse the order and then I got the message "Reboot and select proper boot device or put media in the boot device and press any key ...". It would only boot from a disc
I took out the old drive and could not get the Hithachi on its own to boot despite trying various jumper settings.
After awhile without success I then borrowed a WD drive and installed XP on it again it booted ok. I then took this out and tried booting the Hithachi still the same booting message, I returned the WD and now it will not boot up and gives the same "Reboot and select proper boot device or put media in the boot device and press any key ..." message.
The drives could be accessed via Windows Recovery and I put in a new cable.