/ Sign-up
Your question

Help with new build. What to do next?

  • Homebuilt
  • Windows XP
  • Computer
  • New Build
  • Systems
Last response: in Systems
July 4, 2007 8:24:47 PM

Hi :) 

I got my new computer built and all the wiring done.
When I press the power button all the fans turn on
and the computer gives one short beep.

I just today went out and got Windows XP.

So do I just put the XP install CD in the cd rom drive
or do I need to something else first like build a partition?

Help is greatly appreciated.

More about : build

July 4, 2007 9:13:47 PM

So do I just put the XP install CD in the cd rom drive

Yes, but set CDROM as first boot, HD as second. Read the screen text carefully and follow directions. When formatting HD select NTFS option, quick format. After install, insert motherboard driver CD and install onboard chipset drivers then videocard driver etc. Reboot when requested. Install your antivirus software before connecting to Internet and then let it update when you are connected.