i'm using windows 98, the hard drive is a western digital (40 gb). the computer is recognizing the presence of the drive but i can't access it in any way. when i get into cmos setup it lists the drive as being there in the second slot (i know because the size is correct), and it also recognizes it in the ide hd detection thing. also, during the bootup sequence it shows the drive listed as the primary slave. but it's not listed in my computer, and there's no other way of accessing it. i eventually decided to format and install the drive with the installation disk to see if that would solve the problem. it didn't, yet files were placed on the drive, because when my father followed the exact same procedure again, it asked him if he wanted to overwrite the files on the drive (which were the DOS system files that the program had just asked me if i wanted to put on the drive). i then thought that it could be something to do with the cmos config values, but nothing changed after setting them to what it says in the installation packet (although it says that BIOS SHOULD put the right values in automatically). ironically, the help file for my drive on westerndigital.com lists different values for the # of cylinders, heads, etc, but that didn't work either. does anyone have any idea why i can't access this drive?