Strange problem this, one which has had me confused for a good few weeks. Anyway, I have a Plextor 16/10/40A attached to a Gigabyte GA-71XEH. The problem occurs in the following way: When turning the computer on, the hard disk drive and the dvd rom drive are found first time by the bios. However, the plextor drive simply flashes repeatedly and is not found by the bios on first boot and thus does not appear in windows. Pressing reset enables the bios to find the drive on the second boot. Any ideas? Oh and the drive will not flash with the new bios file on the plextor website. No problems with the drive though in any other respect. Help!