Just to share my experience:
I had a dead drive after a stupid mistake of me:
I made a bootable MS-Dos CD (!) because I don’t have a diskette drive.
I tried to upgrade the firmware with the CD in my DVD-RW
But off course this wasn’t a good idea and the drive went dead…
Let this be a warning to all of you!
To get the drive back alive I placed it inside another computer with a standard CD-ROM drive (CD-ROM set to slave en DVD-RW also set to slave but the IDE cable not plugged into the DVD-RW drive, just the power).
I booted the pc with dos DISKETTE and let the CD-ROM drive detect…after that I plugged the IDE cable from CD-ROM intro the DVD-RW while it was running and I ran the upgrade program…it worked!!!
Hope you all learn a bit from this when you have a dead drive.
Would like to thank Marco also for his superspeed support. You don’t see this kind of support alot and I’m very satisfied.
P.S. I think i’m going to buy myself a diskette drive