Okay recently when i came home from work i found that the power had gone out, and my computer had been left on all day, and so i rebooted it after it had been shut off. Well, what i found was that when it was going through the boot up process (specifically the part where it detects all the IDE devices) That it would detect the IDE Channel 1 Master device and then just freeze. It would actually say something like "3^2^3hannel 1 Master IBM-HD". After displaying that, it would just freeze. Normally it would go on to detect the other hard drive on that Channel (the slave one), and then the DVD drive on IDE Channel 2. I have no other IDE devices. What i've tried (which is about everything that i can think of), i've tried resetting the CMOS, flashing the BIOS, flipping the master and slave hard drives on channel 1, and also tried setting them up on Channel 2. What i've also found is that i've disconnected everything from the motherboard except the video card and it boots fine. Then i added just the one master hard drive and freeze happens again. I then just hooked up the dvd rom and video card to the motherboard and the IDE channel detects the dvd rom fine. Only when i put the hard drives on the IDE channels does it mess up. In addition, i've tried hooking up known working hard drives to the IDE channel and they crap out the same way my regular hard drive does. So that tells me its not the hard drives (I also hooked up my hard drives to a seperate windows machine and they were detected and i could get to the data fine in windows). Well anyway, like i said, i'm at a loss and have no freaking idea why it is my motherboard doesnt like hard drives any longer. It worked great up until the power went off during the day. Anyone have any suggestions about what the problem might be? My configuration is as follows: ABit IS7 motherboard Intel P4 2.6 GHz 1/2 Gig RAM Hard drive 1 (Master) is IBM 30 Gig (Has Windows XP loaded on it) Hard drive 2 (Slave) is Western Digital 120 GB BIOS version 20 on the motherboard.