Short: Hardware hack to disable A4000 IDE port Author: firstname.lastname@example.org (Sean Riddle) Uploader: sriddle ionet net (Sean Riddle) Architecture: generic I've been using this hack on 2 A4000's for several months (since KS upped the delay time for IDE drives). Get a 40-pin female IDE header and wire a 5K resistor between pins 3 and 39, and between pins 5 and 39. Pins 3 and 5 are the high-order IDE data bits. Pin 39 is the IDE LED connection, which is tied high. This hack ties the two high-order IDE data bits high, making the ROM immediately skip looking for a drive. Plug the header onto the A4000 motherboard IDE connector, making sure it is on correctly. -- Sean (email@example.com) Please don't hurl on my URL!