Cannot say. Try a CTRL+L: http://www.msfn.org/board/seagate-barracud...-page-1105.html and post results. If there was a problem you should get this also: http://translate.google.it/translate?u=htt...it&ie=UTF-8 before. See if anything in the "commands" help: http://www.msfn.org/board/solution-seagate...07-page-15.html Doesn't CTRL+Z do anything? jaclaz CTRL+Z does nothing. CTRL+L blanks the screen. If I type anything other than the commands listed I get Bad cmd: 0x1a0d or some other hex error code. im thinking the board is in some kind of firmware loader mode.