Occasionally my secondary channel on my epia-m motherboard drops out. I have to "scan for new hardware" and then it finds my HDD and DVDRW that are on it. But sometimes it will find it but when it tries to load roadrunner it crashes. On the primary channel is a Sandisk CF card that is running WinXP PRO. I haven't run the EWF yet either.

Any ideas? I have tried removed the DVDRW but it still fails. I have also changed the cable as well. Think it might be a bad HDD since it is old but I thought it might be the secondary channel that is going bad.

Has any one else experienced this? Please help.

Thanks.