Another cause for this problem may be that an ATA-66/100/133 drive is attached with an 40 pin cable instead of an 80 pin cable. I can’t verify this but consider it as enitrely possible for Microsoft to choke on that so I thought I’d put it up here.
As I just found out some genius introduced a new way of setting the access mode in some BIOSes. Instead of allowing to set the access mode in the “STANDARD CMOS CONFIGURATION” screen, you have to use “IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION” instead. When the BIOS reports your drive there, you *don’t* press “Y” to accept but instead press “N”. You should then be able to chose whether to use “LBA” (don’t) or “LARGE” (yup) as the access mode for the particular drive.