just did my first home build and am having some problems. i get the message "Boot Disk Error Press Any Key to Continue..." I have the cd drive as the first boot in the bios. I tried the xp cd in both cd slots and still can't get past the screen. why is this happening?
I would advise you to check the mobo manual again in regards to your hard drive specs.
I had this same issue tonight when finishing my pc (and being new at it). Blue screened a couple of times and checked the manual again. My board had different instructions for SATAII w/NCQ and just had to load a driver at the "where to install" screen. It was actually on the disk included with my motherboard. Now no blue screen. Thanks to the above poster that mentioned the SATA drivers which pointed me in the right direction.
PJ - OP said he is using XP sp2. So that probably isn't the problem.
OP - if the cd drives needed to be moved around a bit, did you check to make sure that the HDDs are properly seated and connected? Also, I would suggest trying what Krystalyn suggested with the driver during boot - taken from the MOBOs cd.