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trying to install DVD recorder

I snagged myself a Sony DW-D22A Dual layer dual format 16x DVD recorder.
After plugging pretty much everything in, I'm getting a "Secondary Slave: ATAPI Incompatible, press F1 to resume" error, but upon logging onto Windows (2k) everything seems to work fine so far.
Primary Master: 120GB HD (Western Digital)
Primary Slave: 80GB HD (Western Digital)
Secondary Master: Sony DW-D22A DVD+-RW
Secondary Slave: not hooked up
Ultra 100TX2 controller card: 250GB HD (Western Digital), removeable
There's also an HP CD-RW drive that was originally in the computer, but is currently physically out of the chassis, as I'm short a power connector, and it was getting in the way of the other cables.

Do I have something done wrong on the cables or the configuration somewhere?

Why am I getting a "Secondary Slave: ATAPI Incompatible" error, when there IS no secondary slave drive?

I personally don't mind (at least temporarily) having to press F1 to boot, but I'm not the only computer user - my parents (especially my mom) would think there's something really wrong with the computer if they have to press F1 everytime they boot.

The drive came with Nero 6 suite, which I haven't installed yet.


Also (but should I make this a different topic) how difficult is it to have different hardware profiles on Win2k or WinXP so that I could pull my HD out of my computer and plug it into someone else's PC so I could use my own programs, OS, and see my own data? Also, how do I make it safe so I can't do malicious things with their stuff? (It's not like I'm going to be plugging my HD in at a library or other secure place, I just want to be safe rather than sorry.)

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