For the "Advanced Tab" problem if you are using Intel try uninstalling Intel Application Accelerator if you have it.
If you are using AMD try uninstalling any special Nforce (can't remember the specific name...) or VIA (mini-port) drivers.
If that doesn't work then try installing MS default IDE drivers:
Originally posted by debro
[b]Right click on my computer->Properties->
Hardware tab->Device manager (middle -right)
Expand IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
Will have intel / Via / nvidia Ultra ATA storage controller (or similar)
Don't do the primary or secondary channels. They are children of the main.
Right click on the Via /Intel / Nvidia Ultra ATA / IDE controlller and select "Update driver".
Then select "install from a list or specific location"-> next
Select "Don't search. i will choose the driver to install" -> next
Select "standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller (or similar)" -> next
Reboot machine to take effect.
The reboot problem sounds like a possible ASPI issue. Read this for info on how to fix your ASPI layer.