Certainly could be a failure of the eide controller. Since you have 2, have you tried swapping the cable? Maybe a different cable? And fyi: those disk manager programs are always more trouble than they're worth. If you ever get around to reinstalling windows, try your best to get things working without it. At 07:09 PM 5/3/2002, you wrote: >I have a Pentium133 with 32mb ram 3g Hard Drive running Windows 98 SE. >On boot up it came up with Hard Disk failure when you power off it will >then boot. > >So thinking I have a Flaky Hard Drive, I purchased a new Seagate 20G Hard >Drive. >Then the Motherboard would not reconise the bigger Drive, so I installed >Seagates Disk Manger. > >Then inserted the New Drive and the Old Drive in another machine I copied >ALL of the contents including operating system. >I then put the New Drive back in the orginal machine and it would only >boot to the C:\ Prompt and not into windows. >I installed Windows over the top and everything seemed to work OK. >Left the Screensaver on and walked away, when I came back I was faced with >the Blue Death screen with the error message cannot write to Hard Drive. >Power off and it did not find the Drive, so I checked all leads and >Started again, this time it booted. >Shut dow and tried again same message Hard Disk failure. > >Have I got a motherboard problem or IDE on the Board flaky. >And Clues as to what might being wrong? - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.