What are the jumpers set to on the secondary drive and are you trying to dual boot your system or is the secondary drive just for storage.
I have installed a new ASUS V7S-VM motherboard and during the boot process I get an error message saying "Secondary Master Drive Fails". I can F1 around it, but cannot read any drives on the secondary IDE cable. Right now I have the HDD as the Primary Master and a CD-ROM as the Primary Slave. This lets me operate, but shorts me two IDE drives. I have even removed the Seconday cable and still get the same message. Is this a BIOS problem or is it mechanical? Any suggestions on what to try next? OS is WIN 98.