thanks for your quic response....
this is the thing. i did that about 3 moonths ago or so when i first installed it. (your instructions i mean) somehow, the boot order went outta wack?
either way, with no other ideas as to how this could happen, i tried your instructions UBRALES and again it didnt boot.
i went back in to bios, checked and it picked up the SSD and dvd drive only since thats the only two things there...but as per your instructions, i manually made it go to SSD first and then DVD drive...
then i plugged everything back in, restarted and SAME problem again "no media installed mssg" etc.
so i then went from top to bottom (3 drives total aside from SSD) and began removing the power cables one by one
so what i did was, i took to top one off, restart, got the same message. put that power cable back in and took off the 2nd hdds power cable and restarted....same thing. put it back and took out the 3rd and watta you know. the system starts.
somehow, that 3rd drive (i hope its the 250 gig) is messing with the boot order and also jamming up my system... how can this happen?
edit*** looking a bit further, although the system started up, my 650 and 500 are nowhere to be seen....im lost