hey all, as i've been trying to solve the problem of occasional popping and clicking (the bane of my existence), i've looked into everything under the sun except for the way my hard drive had been set up by gateway. apparently, i've got an IDE PCI adapter that connects the hard drive to the motherboard via the PCI bus. This makes me kinda nervous, since, with my sensitive pro-audio card on the PCI bus as well, i imagine that the hard drive adapter might be causing some problems. I was wondering, first off, if i even know what i'm talking about, and secondly, exactly how to bypass the card if it is causing problems. I already tried just unistalling the adapter and plugging the hard drive directly onto the motherboard, but my computer wouldn't recognize the hard drive. any help would be great.