I have (or had) a Windows 2000 system with a 20GB Fujitsu MPG3204AT. This was partitioned as a 12GB 'C' drive and the remaining 8GB unallocated. I wanted to partition the free space to use as storage, and thought this would be safest from within Disk Management in Win 2000. I created an extended partition in the free space and created a logical drive in the partition and all seemed to be OK until I attempted to re-boot and found that the BIOS can now no longer detect the drive at all. I have set the drive up on a spare m/board and this could not detect it either. This system has always had an intermittent tendency to hang for about 30 secs during IDE drive detection at boot-up, but I always believed it was a m/board fault. Is it just a coincidence that the drive finally failed totally just after I had created a drive in the free space? I didn't think anything I did in the software could affect the ability of the BIOS to detect the drive. Is there anything I can do to recover it?