What is your answer to the question? If it's a (fairly) new drive, then it's maybe time to check the cable or IDE-port. Do you hook it up to it's own IDE-port or is it shared (on a single cable from a single port) with a CD-ROM, ZIP, HD etc? Also, check the jumper settings, is it set to master/slave? You'll be suprised how many people set two master disks on one cable.
i mean when you have the hdd in your hand, is the sticker on the top of the harddrive telling you what make it is etc... is it facing up or down?
sometimes the jumpers are intended to be the way they are if the hdd is the other way around i.e. the sticker facing down.
i dont know the harddrive to know if that could be the problem or not - but its something to look into
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS