I just built a new computer:
4g corsair 800 (only using 1 stick to boot)
1tb WD black
I burned an iso of Windows 7 as the OS.
I booted it up (with only 1 stick of ram installed) and changed the boot drive preference to the dvd and HDD. when I try and boot, it just get stuck on a screen asking me to either a) reboot the computer and change the bios or b) "press any key to continue to boot". So I went into the bios and made sure my dvd drive was the primary, with the HDD as the secondary. Re-booted again, and same thing happened. When I press any key to continue, it keeps displaying the message.
-- None of my drives (optical or HDD) are targeted as the master/slave. could this have an effect? If so, will you expand a little, as I am very unfamiliar with this. Neither of them came with Jumpers. Should I go to the local radioshack to set as master/slave?
I'm getting the impression that you are trying to boot from your dvd??? correct??
If that is so then,I do not think that is possible,without a master/active partition as windoze needs to write to said hdd.