Hello everybody. Here's a strange one (for me at least), and I'd be very very grateful for any suggestions. I've had a Pinnacle dv500 capture card for some time now in my pc (Win98SE) which i use to capture stuff from my JVC camera via firewire. Its always dropped a few frames when capturing to the C drive, due to the drive being slow and full of a million other things competing for attention. I solved this problem by getting a nice fast second hard-drive (which I cunningly called the D Drive) and using that purely to capture video on - and it works a treat. Well - it DID work a treat for about two years. I'd not captured any video for a couple of moths, and attempted to do it last week and its all gone wrong. Now if I capture to the D drive it drops atleast a third if not half of all frames - a bit of a nightmare really. It still works as well as it ever did capturing to the C Drive suggesting there's no problem with the camera, or connections. There's nothing on the D drive apart from captured video, so there should be no programmes disrupting it, and running a drive speed test doesnt reveal any fall in performance. Video plays fine from the D drive as well and it appears to be functioning as normal for all other operations. As far as I am aware I havent changed any settings in the time since it worked fine till now. I've tried changing the DMA settings, and strangely enough it works better without DMA, the opposite of how it used be. I've also defragged the drive. Does anyone have any ideas as to why the D Drive is suddenly not performing? Since I last had it working I've installed an ipod and a digital camera (although both go to the C Drive) and I've had to replace the power supply. Could any of those have monkeyed around with things? I really am all out of ideas!