I need some serious help, before the missus kills me for wrecking the new computer! Over the last few days I have had major problems backing up my DVD's (before you tell me I'm in the wrong forum - read on!). I was using a Sony RW DW-U18a which I discovered is really a Lite-On 812s. I changed the firmware successfully to reflect this but still couldn't burn the discs. Getting frustrated with my lack of success I attempted to revert the firmware back to the Sony one and was going to use a different type of disc....however the firmware change didn't work, and the computer rebooted itself. Now I can't get any further than the screen that tells me my bios (phoenix/award) and then the computer says it is looking for IDE devices and just hangs. The hard drive remains on constantly during this time but nothing else happens. How the heck can I sort this out? Do I need to remove the HDD and format it? I have tried resetting the bios by removing the battery but that hasn't done anything to help and the computer won't allow me to access the bios setup screen to change the bootup from the HDD to a floppy bootup disk/recovery CD. Should I start looking for a good divorce lawyer now, or can you guys help me out here?