Some disks and partition management software (like Partition Commander and Partition Magic) are not prepared to work with disks (or partitions) format introduced in Windows Vista. And it will simply broken your disk, sometimes in the way, that even Windows Recovery Tool is unable to fix it. So, there is a good idea to find a good replacement.
When installing Windows XP Professional on FujitsuSiemens AmiloPro V2060 laptop in most cases it will turn out, that the hard disk is not found. This is because many Windows XP Installation CDs do not contain drivers for the Intel SATA HDD support, that is available in AmiloPro family of FujitsuSiemens laptops. This article may help in this situation.