08-05-2004, 01:10 AM
It finally worked! Thank you rman and everyone else for your advice!
If anyone else has this problem, here's what I did:
1 - Updated my drivers to the latest version using "software update"
2 - Copied my main system folder onto the empty firewire drive
3 - Moved my optimizing utility onto the firewire drive (just copying it didn't work - the computer kept wanting to use the version on the internal HD, and therefore couldn't completely optimize it that way)
4 - Selected the firewire drive as my startup drive in the "startup" control panel & restarted
all essentially the way it's supposed to work, only it wouldn't before for me...