my rig is Asus A8N-E AMD athlon64 3200 2x 512 Crucial ddr 400 gigabyte 6600GT Maxtor diamondax 9 160gb in windows, i flashed my NEC ND-3500AG and my samsung H352A dvd drive it prompted to restart so i did, it hung at logoff so i pushed the restart button. it then booted to the windows loading screen and froze. so i restarted again. this time in bios it just hung after showing the CPU details. it didnt show the ram or any ide drives. it does the same with no ide devices plugged in and powered. without the RAM nothing appeared on screen. the hard drive light is always on when attempting to boot. same thing happens when i reset the bios. i finally got it working a little when i resat my cpu and heatsink. it then allowed me to access bios, detected all drives and let me boot successfully to safemode. however, if i try a normal boot to windows, it will freeze on the screen with the moving bar. i tested again by removing all drives and booting and everything was fine. in safe mode, once the dvd drives were plugged in, it came up with the found new harware message. since then, i have had the same problem as before, where it only shows cpu information and nothing else. i have tried reseating everything to no avail. does anyone know or can think of a reason and a fix for this?