Ouch! Hope you get some good suggestions. I just finished applying RTVPatch 2.2.4 to upgrade a 5040 with a Maxtor 120. I did notice that the Maxtor Fireball 3 40-gigabyte drive that I took out of the unit was set for Cable Select but I installed the Maxtor DiamondMax 9 Plus 120-gigabyte drive as master. That worked. If you suspect that your 40-gig drive is corrupted, you may be able to get an image via ftp from Mikeyboy (search this forum on his name and you may find the URL). That _may_ help you get back to a state of grace. It is pretty hard to get the ribbon cables on wrong because of the "key" that forces you to smash one of the pins if you've got it on backwards. Are you really sure you've got the 200-gig drive set as master. I found that the orientations of the pin diagrams on the two Maxtor drives was 180 degrees off from each other.