I am building a new system using as Asus P8H67-M PRO/CSM motherboard, and encountering some frustration with configuration of IDE drives. Aside from SATA drives, I have two IDE hard drives, one IDE CD-RW and one IDE DVD-RW which I would like to use. The motherboard has one IDE controller, which I have connected to one hard drive and the DVD-RW. In order to connect the second IDE hard drive and the CD-RW, I installed a Koutech PIR133 PCI IDE Controller in one of the legacy PCI slots. This card has two IDE controllers. I have encountered the following issues... 1) No drive connected to this controller is recognized unless Windows is running. So it is not possible to install Windows on one of those drives from the installation DVD, or to run a Windows startup repair on a drive connected to that controller. 2) If any drive (not even the system drive) is connected to that controller, Windows 7 freezes as the four-colored logo is appearing. However, once Windows is running, Device Manager recognizes this card, and the drives connected to it are accessible. I wonder if there is a way to work around these issues, or a better way to add a second IDE controller?