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New computer boot problem

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July 27, 2005 9:01:58 PM

I just finished building my computer and I'm getting an error.

I'm running:
AMD 3500+ Venice
EVGA 6800GT PCIE
OCZ DDR500 VX 2x512MB
DFI UT LP Ultra-D
Seagate SATA 80GB HDD
Thermaltake Shark Case

Everything is running nice, nothing really heating up. The only problems I've been having is with my case. It appears TT seems to round off their measurements to the nearest inch, which makes fitting the mobo tray up against the back panel an ass ache.

I turned on the computer for the first time and all the bells and wistles were sounding correctly. It went through the initial BIOS settings for confirmation and everything was perfect. It then started with a:

Verifying DMI pool data........
Boot from CD:

NVIDIA Boot Agent 209.0476
Copyright (C) 2001-2005 NVIDIA Corporation
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting NVIDIA Boot Agent.
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER
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So I insert my XP corporate edition OS and shows the exact same message.
NVIDIA Boot Agent 209.0476
Copyright (C) 2001-2005 NVIDIA Corporation
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting NVIDIA Boot Agent.
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

I'm still not sure what it could be. Anyone able to point out my ignorance?

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July 28, 2005 2:06:37 PM

Are your hard drives showing up? Sounds like it's not detecting your hard drives..
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July 29, 2005 5:33:09 PM

Check the boot order in BIOS - it should have CD ROM before hard disk.

failing that, take hte error message at face value and make sure the cables to the CD are installed correctly and the CD is recognized in BIOS.

Mike.

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July 29, 2005 8:30:02 PM

I just figured it out today. Apparently my XP OS was an update disk so I found one of our previous computer's OS disks. Then I overwrote the OS with the update. Hopefully the 30 day version is not effective anymore.

850mhz... How fast are you?
<A HREF="http://www.big-boys.com/articles/leeroy.html" target="_new">Leeroy you phenom!</A>
!