[QUOTE=Joker Jam;2024683]Hi all,
I should of been more clear I am only using one drive at a time which is why I was surprised the new drive did’nt work when I swapped it with the old one.
Anyway I fiddled about changing the jumper but it still would’nt boot, so I decided to throw in my old drive to be greeted with the same problem, “Ah ha” says I, the cable must be dead. So I swapped the cable out with a new IDE cable and result, the computer booted up with the old drive. I then stuck the Optiarc back in and that booted up no problems as well, get in.
Now lets hope I have’nt broken the drive itself by being stupid and plugging the IDE cable in whilst in Windows as someone on another forum pointed out.
Thanks all, you’ve been extremely helpful on this[/QUOTE] For some reason IDE cables are kind of delicate. I have had to replace a few in the past also. Glad you figured out your problem.