thanks for reply...the hdd is set as master on IDE 1, the cdrom is master in ide2 and the new cd-rw is slave in ide2...I also tried unplugging the cd devices, and still the HDD is not detected....what happened?
I fixed the problem but not sure what happened here....apparently the jumpers in the cd-r drives were meesed up I changed them and now the PC boots. But why does a problem in the IDE2 made my IDE1 inaccesible???? WEIRD!!
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