i powered up my new computer that i built and it gives me the following error : Disk boot error" put my windows XP cd inside, and it says press any key to access cd, but the keyboard don't turn on until i get to the display screen. In another words, it won't let me press any key to access the cd because my keyboard don't turn on until i exit that screen..... anyone can help me out please? and why is it saying disk boot error.....
I use the "del" key to enter the bios, unless the screen tells you something else. You need to enter the bios and check the "boot order" settings, usually in the second section on the left. I use "floppy>cd>ide 0 or hardrive". That should fix your disk boot error message.
Yup - floppy in drive is the usual cause ofyour disk boot error, also check the HDD power and IDE/SATA connections.
As for the Keyboard, are you using a USB keyboard? (small rectangular plug ) Some of these don't power up till the OS loads, if this is so try to get hold of a keyboard with a standard mini DIN connector (small round plug) instead.