I've got an MSI 845PEMax/2 board - Intel ICH4 chipsets. I'm having weird IDE problems such as the BIOS not seeing the hard disks - two Maxtor DiamondMax 9 80GB's. Or it sees them but instead of a boatloader I get a screenful of "99 99 99 99 99". Normally opening the case, detaching the IDE cable and shoving it back on fixes it. I've tried new cables, etc, and all seems OK for a while. When I can actually get into an OS, theres no data corruption issues, but sometimes the disks heads park and hence the machine crashs. In addition, the secondary channel is now having issues - sometimes I have to detach one of my optical drives or BeOS refuses to boot. I've not got a heat issue in the machines - the disks aren't directly on top of each other, and I've got a case fan in addition to the Intel stock cooling and my PSU fan. My PSU is more than powerful enough for the machine Is it a possibility that my IDE controller is buggered? I'm running the latest MSI issued BIOS.