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DVD/RW Drive I installed a SATA DVD RW drive, I also have a SATA HDD. Also have a IDE CD-RW drive installed along with two IDE HDD. Everything works fine, except when I try to right click on a file and click on Send To my pc reboots. Windows XP Home SP2

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What else you have on the pc???
sound like you have too many attachment. try to go into the BIOS and see if there any setting you foregot to set.

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