Hi guys. I have put together a small PC for my mum using a Core i5-2400 (LGA1155), 8GB Patriot DDR3, Seagate 2TB Barracuda HDD and an ASRock H71M-DGS mobo. My problem is coming when I am attempting to boot the PC for the first time. I have a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on a USB and I have burnt the ISO onto a DVD as well. When I turn on the PC, I press F11 to go into the BIOS and set the boot sequence. The mobo recognises the USB and DVD, but when I continue to boot, I get an error telling me that there isn't any boot media available. Does anyone know what could be causing this?
As an alternative, I plugged the HDD I will be using in this build into my PC and installed Windows 7 on it using the same copy. When I plugged it into the ASRock board and tried to boot from it from the BIOS, I got the same error as above.
You said " The mobo recognises the USB and DVD" but you didn't mention the HDD. Does the HDD show up in the BIOS? Have you tried unplugging/replugging the cables to the HDD? Maybe try a spare cable? Tried the HDD on another port?
This is a first boot, so the HDD doesn't have anything on it. I tried installing windows to it from a separate pc, and the BIOS then recognises that the HDD is a boot option, but the same error occurs.