Thanks for the reply, I basically tried what you suggested, partioned it using G-Parted from CD, made a 20gb for windows... (never need more than that!) as FAT 32, booted it from dos (with smaerdrv running) and installed XP.
Works great and I can barely hear it running at all...!
Now accepts the other 140gb as D-Drive!
When I removed the old drive it rattles! I think the Travelstar has done its travelling...
Oh, and Eboost helps with the lack of memory!!
Thanks again for the help, I now have a bombproof Laptop that runs pretty sweet.