>> Things I would try:
>> Go into BIOS and make sure settings are still proper (sometimes it can
>> get wiped out and set to bad values)
>> Make sure BIOS can see the HDD manufacturer and model number etc.
>> If not, power off, re-seat the HDD cables and try again
>> If yes, boot from liveCD and use your favorite tools to examine the drive
>> If the drive is visible, partition table in-tact, then I would try to
>> chroot into your gentoo and reinstall your boot loader like in the
>> installation handbook
>> If drive is not visible, take it out and hook it up to another computer
>> If other computer can read it, maybe your motherboard/controller got
>> fried somehow
>> If other computer can't read it either... buy a new HDD and restore
>> from your most recent backup
> Thank you everyone. *The system is remote so I will give this a try
> ASAP. *BTW, this happened due to someone pushing the power button
> during an eclean operation.
> - Grant
I'm amazed but disconnecting and reconnecting the IDE and power cable
fixed it. Which is your favorite tool for testing a HD's integrity
with and without S.M.A.R.T. support?