hard drive label
Well after about pulling whats left of my hair out, i found the problem, i felt like i was having a hardware problem and after inspecting the jumper setting closely i notice that on the actual board of the hard drive were the jumper settings, and they were differant from the label on hard drive, the label was upside down...so i had been having to master drives the whole time, thanks for the speedy reply...if anyone else is having this problem you can see the settings (in xp) by going to
contol panel-system-advanced-startup and recovery settings-system start up-edit and it should look like this...
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Chris " /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Offic e" /fastdetect
the names inside qoutes can be set to anything you would like to call the drives......Thanks again this forum is the shiznit btw