Thanks for the reply mate, I have done some searches for help on my problem but cant seem to find anything to help me (Ive been browsing for three days now - please dont think ive just registered at cdffreaks and posted a question expecting everyone to just solve my prob). Ive read alot of stuff, but ive tried all the things i can thnk of:
tried flashing to bys1 (found a link on a post here at cdfreaks)
tried bys2, bys3 (binaries and executables)
tried crossflashing with same firmwares
used ltnfw (flashing in dos, following instructions exactly, my bup firmware, bys1, bys2, bys3)
tried the drive on an ide channel on its own (changed jumper to pri and sec and plugged in accordingly)
And more (cant remember all the stuff ive tried!). The only thing i can think of is that there is a problem with the aspi layer, but i know little about this. Ive been reading up on this, tried installing it (downloaded from adaptecs site) but keep getting a corrupted install (ive got nero6 which i use to get info on the system-aspi layer installation etc). I tried all this before i posted here, but now im stuck. Any more pointers or advice would be greatly appreciated.