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I'm messing around with some old parts, Asus A7V133 mb is having a strange problem. I have it set up with a Pata HDD on ide prim and a cdrom on ide sec, normal stuff, when i try to load win2000 it gets to a part when it has to load some files from the cd and it cant because the cdrom is gone, it shows up in the bios fine it boots from it to start the setup but when it gets to this part its gone, and if I continue with the setup and get to windows it doesnt show up in my computer. Bad sec channel you say, ok, however if I go into safe mode, its there, reg win, not there. The only way i was able to load win2000 was to put both drives on the prim ide cable, in fact its the onlt way the pc with run. It cant seem to boot from the sec ide except for loading safe mode, and if I put a cdrom on it it wont show up in regular windows.