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P5B-E errors after XP re-install

I have a C2D system running on a P5B-E mobo.  The system has run without problems for 18 months with an ethernet connection to another home computer.  Recently I had a problem with the network and after trying many things {icluding updating mobo BIOS} the end result was that I formatted my XP partition and re-installed.  

I have installed all the drivers etc from the ASUS mobo support cd as previously but now have two problems:

a.  Whenever I boot up, XP brings up the found new hardware dialogue and asks me to install an unknowm PCI device.  It shows in Device Manager as Other Device/PCI device with an error message and it has been inpossible to find what device the error refers to.

b.  I have two CD drives installed - a DVD RW and CD drive.  No problems before - now the system will only see one of these drives {and I have checked they both work.

The network problem has been resolved but I can see know way to resolve the two new problems other than removing the CMOS battery to clear the BIOS.

Vert grateful for any advice.

John R

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    i can run the IDE - DVD drive on ASUS P5B-E mother board it dettects it from time to time but when i put some bootable cd it in it ignores the drive like it doesnt exsist and when i restart the drive is not present i the BIOS. Do you know any solution of this porblem, maybe BIOS update or something?



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On the issue of cd drivers ,you have to work with the ide cables,try to change or even try new ones

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