|You may find some answers at the link below. Unfortunately it requires lots of reading but may lead you to what you can do to utilize your HDD on a PII System. OTOH, you may find that it won't work properly. |
One option that could help is using Software from WD to install the OS using a Drive Overlay that circumvents SOME of the issues involved.
This link will take you to WD Software page. More reading. Software is FREE.
Updating XP to at least SP2 also resolves some of the OS issues. Details on this should be discussed in first link.
If you haven't already, I suggest creating several Partitions from the 160 GB. You can do this Using a Win98Boot Floppy that has Win ME fdisk, available on line.
There is nothing to learn from someone who already agrees with you.