I am trying to udate an old clone computer currently using Windows 98 OS as it's C drive with Win 95 on a second hard drive. I never use this second hard drive that was originally set up just for storage. It has some bad sectors on it now and creates a bad drive message when I first boot up. I can get by it but since the whole idea is to clean this computer up and use it just as a work horse I would like to disable the second drive and move on to further improvements. I pulled the cover off and can locate the primary and secondary cabels going to the mother board. My question is, can I just pull the power cord connected to the secondary hard disk without causing any pain to the main drive or any where else for that matter...like my pocket book??? Seems plausable to me but then I am just beginning with all this repair your own computer stuff. Since this is not my only computer I thought it would be a great place to start the learning process. I look forward to your advise.