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Need help with boot up..First time pc building.

My Specs:
CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 Haswell 3.4GHz Dual-Core
MB: MSI H87-G43 LGA 1150 Intel H87
Ram: 4gb
GPU: Galaxy GeForce GTX650 ti boost 2gb
PSU: CORSAIR CXM series CX600M 600W
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912
WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive
Windows 8.1

So I used this as my guide
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls pt2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxaVBsXEiok pt3

After building My new pc (with my win8 disc inside btw) I load my pc up and my msi logo comes up giving me choice to press DEL for bios or F11 for boot menu and if I press none It goes black screen with Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key_ .. I don't know what to do help please.
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  1. Did you already set your dvd drive to the first priority boot drive? Also you could hit F11 and choose to boot from the dvd drive.
  2. numanator said:
    Did you already set your dvd drive to the first priority boot drive? Also you could hit F11 and choose to boot from the dvd drive.


    Which one would it be? my boot device priority has 13 in queue from first to last.

    UEFI HARD DISK
    HARD DISK: WDC WD10EZEX-08M2NA0
    UEFI USB CD/DVD
    USB CD/DVD
    CD/DVD
    UEFI USB HARD DISK
    UEFI CD/DVD
    UEFI USB KEY
    UEFI NETWORK
    USB HARD DISK
    USB KEY
    USB FLOPPY
    NETWORK
  3. If you got Win8 install disk in optical drive, try CD/DVD or UEFI CD/DVD. Or as was mentioned F11 key will show you boot menu which should allow you to boot from DVD and start your win8 installation. This may be actually better because many people forget to change boot priority to HDD after install.
  4. Do you have the dvd drive properly hooked up? If it is then you should be booting from the UEFI CD/DVD.
  5. numanator said:
    Do you have the dvd drive properly hooked up? If it is then you should be booting from the UEFI CD/DVD.


    I think I have it set up right because I was able to put the cd in.

    Okay so I have the UEFI CD/DVD as the boot priority and did the F11 and it gave me the choice of
    UEFI: BUILT-in EFI Shell
    SATA1:WDC WD10EZEX-08M2NA0
  6. I get the black screen with Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key_ when I dont press anything when I boot and also when i choose the SATA1:WDC WD10EZEX-08M2NA0 when I press F11 it shows up the the same.
  7. Best answer
    The system isn't recognizing your optical drive. The power cable must be OK as it is allowing you to open/close the tray, but the data cable is not connected properly. The BIOS should show you which devices are recognixed.
  8. Ijack said:
    The system isn't recognizing your optical drive. The power cable must be OK as it is allowing you to open/close the tray, but the data cable is not connected properly. The BIOS should show you which devices are recognixed.


    My optical drive is an old one I took from an old Pc and I have a molex plugged into it. I assume there is suppose to be another cord?
  9. Yes, you need the SATA cable plugged into it. The SATA is the cable that sends the info to the motherboard.
  10. Your old drive is probably an IDE one (does it have a double row of 40 pins in all?), which won;t work with your m/b. The one you linked to is fine (although listed as out of stock). There are a host of SATA DVD burners for about £12 - I use an LG one and they all are fine. Let's face it, at that price you can't go wrong. You need to hook it up to your m/b in exactly the same way that you do your hard disk.

    At least your problem is easily fixed and isn't going to cost you much.
  11. The one you have now should have a sata input, you would just need to hook it up. It should need a cable running from the power supply to the dvd drive and another cable that would run from the motherboard to the dvd drive.

    Another option would be to boot the OS from a flash drive if you have one. But that would require you to set it up on another computer first.

    Here are the instructions for loading the OS installation onto a usb flash drive: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media
  12. numanator said:
    The one you have now should have a sata input

    Use of a molex power connector indicates that it is probably an older PATA drive. If it has the 40-pin data connector then it definitely is. DVD drives are so cheap that it's not a big deal.
  13. Yeah the one I currently have is the old 40 pin models.
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