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Motherboard reboots when cd rom is hooked to it

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I am installing a new motherboard (MSI KM4M-V), Processor (AMD Athlon XP 2200), and RAM (Kingston 512 MB). I can get it to POST with no hard drive connected to the IDE slot. I can get it to POST with the hard drive connected to the primary IDE slot.  When I connect the cd-drive to the secondary IDE slot or slave it to the hard drive, I get no POST or constant rebooting. I have tried three different cd drives and two different IDE cables all with the same result.  Any ideas?

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