okay, i have a couple of hard drives that have crapped on out me, and I thought I'd ask about there here before I throw them in the trash. I have a 20gig maxtor, that was swapped between a windows drive and and linux drive several times. and now if it's connected to your ide chain, the computer will post, but not do anything else. i have a 40gig quantum fireball, that crapped out last week. When it's connected and i boot with either my winME or winXP cd and try to fdisk it, it says that the drive is not accessable. any suggestions that might allow me to keep them, or should i just junk them? thanks.