Will an IDE Harddrive be detected by the BIOS if it is dead? IOW, does the detection process take place via the spinning plates, or via the electronics board on the drive? Got one that doesn't want to be detected by BIOS. I really don't want it to be dead, but I think it is. With the HDD connected, it won't even boot past the BIOS to do any sort of recovery. Tried to boot with Knoppix, but that didn't work either. Maybe a bad CD burn... Been working on this one for a while. Working on a computer that you can't fix is a lot like sex without the...ahh.."finish." Really frustrating... Thanks in advance. . . .