Hello, I was hope some of you savvy HTFers could give me some help with some computer hardware woes. Please forgive me if this isn't the place. I got two pieces of hardware as Christmas presents... a 30 GB harddrive and a 256k stick of SDRAM. I tried installing the memory a variety of different ways. I already had a stick of 128k SDRAM that came with the computer, in slot 0. If I leave that in slot 0 alone, computer works fine. If I leave that in slot 0 with the 256k stick in slot 1, it'll startup but give me a different error every time. If I put the 256k stick in slot 0 and the 128k stick in slot 1, the green light will go on on the front of the tower and make it's startup beats, but the monitor will act like the computer isn't on. Same if I take out the 128k stick and leave the 256k stick in slot 0. Not sure what to do here... I'm keeping the 256k stick in a plastic ziploc to protect against static for now, with the 128k back in slot 0. My computer can handle a good 700something MB of SDRAM, and each slot can hold 256k so I don't see what the problem is. As for the harddrive, no particular technical problems... just can't install the thing. It's a Maxtor 3.5 inch 7200 RPM ATA/EIDE harddrive. I have it mounted underneath my CD burner in 5.25 spare CD slot for now, to protect against static inside the casing, but nothing's connected, so it's just sitting in there. There four conector spikes on the far right in the back, and a capped sucker free in the back of the computer with four different colored wires coming out of the back of it. There are many of these, connected to quite a few things, though the DVD/CD-RW drive and the primary master harddrive being the only ones I can thing of. The installation guide says that I need a jumper something or another, and I see where it would plug into, just to the left of the thing I previously mentioned. But there wasn't one provided, and I don't know where I'd plug it in, or if I should plug it in if I had one... not really sure what it is. I also need to connect a 2 or so inch wide, paper thin grey ribbon. One side was marked to go into the back of the harddrive, with a black end and a grey end half way up dangling open. There are two other such ribbons plugged into what looks like the motherboard, one going to the first bootable harddrive and the other going to the CD drive. These are plugged into the only such spots on the motherboard (or whatever it is.) Half way up each, they have a grey connector like the one that came with the new harddrive, but both have holes rather than pins. Not really sure what I should do or what I should buy from here. Any help anyone could provide would be appreciated more that you could imagine. Thanks in Advance for whatever advice I can get.