I bought a Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 80GB ATA/133 hard drive yesterday, and my computer won't recognise it when I plug it in. My motherbaord is an older one (about 3 1/2 years old), and is a Gigabyte BX-2000. I go to that setup menu thing where the IDE HDD Auto detect is, and whenever I run this with the new HD in, it just hangs when trying to detect it. Regardless whether I have it as Master or Slave it just won't work. How do I fix this? I read in another thread something about a particular cable being needed... is this the case? If so, why didn't the shop let me know this when I was buying the HD? If I get this cable, will all other devices that I have in my computer just now still work on it, or will the cable only be for this new HD? I need help fast, as I'm pretty sure the HD that this new one is replacing doesn't have much long left!!!