Newb here. Can't wait to return when I get my system working. Anyway, over the last few days, I've been building my new rig. It all worked beautifully Sunday evening when the sound went out and I tried re-installing my sound card. Today, my ND3500-AG started behaving strangely. It'll read an audio CD but not a CD-rom or DVD. It will just keep reading and reading. I flashed from fw1.16 to 1.18 in response. No change. In the trouble shooting FAQ, it's suggested to uninstall the Nvidia Nforce IDE drivers and let Windows load the default IDE drivers. Under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, it lists Nvidia nForce3 250 Parallel Controller (v2.6) once and the same but Serial Controller twice. Uninstall all 3? Help this half-wit out! Thanks.