Well after I power down and shut off my system, my computer sometimes doesn't recognize my 40 gig hdd. That didn't bother me that much since all I had to do was unplug it from the power supply for a few hours and then plug it back in after shutting down once again. It was irritating but not that much trouble. Today however , when the power went out for a few brief seconds my BIOS doesn't recognize either of my hdds. IT only sees the cd-rom and that's all. I've disconneted and reconnected the ide cabes and the power cables multiple times, and really didn't want to have to wait until tommorrow to try them again, but it seems that what I'm going to have to do. Does anyone have any idea as to why this might be happening and how I might be able to fix the problem?