I recently had a friend who got a "blank" computer. I wanted to start the computer from scratch, so I tried to use partition magic 8.0 to clear and format. When i tried to use any of the programs on the cd, it gives me a "system error" msg and the program terminates. So, i made the drive(maxtor,60gb,ata133) a slave on my working computer. I run win2k, and the device manager sees that there is a HD and it says it's functioning properly, but when i try to see the drive in explorer or any other program(anti-virus,spyware removal) The drive IS NOT THERE. I think the HD is broken and I was curious as to why the device manager and the bios tells me it's there, if i can't access it.