hey guys...sorry for the delay in the response, i've had network card problems as well.
first off, thank you for all your help, unfortunately nothing has worked yet.
here's the situation in a little more detail:
as explained before, i have my 2 drives (a 40 and an 80 Gig), and the 40 was partitioned into two separate partitions.
first of all, i reformatted my 80G drive, by right clicking on the drive in windows xp and choosing "format"
next, i did the same with a partition of my 40g
finally, i reformated my system partition (the one with windows installation) and re-installed xp pro
now, my second partition shows up, but the 80G is NOWHERE to be found. I tried all of your suggestions, but to no avail.
I REALLY don't understand how it could be "master/slave" settings, since i didn't change any of that and everything prior to the reformat of the windows partition, but i could be wrong....i just don't know what to do anymore. i have considered unplugging my windows drive and just keeping the 80G plugged in, and perhaps try booting from a boot disk or something, but i don't want to install windows on the drive to get it to work, then uninstall it off that drive and run into the same problems....so, i'm stuck.
from what i can tell, BIOS isn't seeing the drive, either. any suggestions and help would be GREATLY appreciated.
Edited by opiumink, 23 June 2006 - 08:00 AM.