I have two hard drives that I wanted to consolidate into one HDD. Both HDD’s have WINXP PRO SP2 so I used the larger drive to become my master and the smaller the slave. I just threw both drives in, assigned the cables/jumpers accordingly and switched her on. Everything was going just fine and dandy until one day I decided I wanted to Format the slave because it was a smaller drive and I thought I could use it for other things. Well, while running WIN, I was unable to format the slave because of some files in use. I tried formatting in Safe mode, but alas, same problem. So, this is what I did: I opened DOS in WIN and pulled up the slave. (D:/). I typed format and I don’t remember the exact information that my computer told me but I DO KNOW that in order to FORMAT the slave I had to “Dismount” the drive. I don’t consider myself to be a complete ***** when it comes to computers, but this area is very fuzzy for me. Once I dismounted the drive I was able to format it. Then I did a reboot and everything was normal. I then turned the computer off and took the slave out so I could format another drive. This is when I got the message - “BOOT FAILURE: SYSTEM HALTED”. I freaked. I’ve tried everything I can think of. I’ve even tried putting other hard drives into the computer and my BIOS will NOT recognize any of them. I still have CD-ROM access but I have NO floppy, I mean who does anyway? I just can’t seem to get my computer to see my HDDs. Help?