Just tried my first build but when I put in the windows install/boot disc, it says "reboot and select proper Boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key".
I also tried putting in the MSI driver/utilties cd to see if it was a prob with the dvd drive. But the OS system called winki started to boot/install but eventually fails and just takes me to a blinking "command prompt" screen where I can type anything I want....I think it is a linux prompt as i read that winki is linux based.
Anyways, I cant disconnect my graphics card because their is no onboard graphics,etc
I just want windows to install....any help greatly appreciated.
Also, I know my copy of windows is good....never been opened
In your bios boot priority.
You have a manual right?
Tell me what board you have.
You're going to select cd/dvd as your first boot device.
Insert the Win7 disc and follow the directions for formating your hd.
Once Win 7 is finished you'll change the boot sequence in bios to your hd as first boot device.
then the only two boot related selections are boot sequence(which has cd/dvd first, then hard drive) or a quick booting feature which I have tried with it both on and off
Don't bother with quick boot that's for after you've installed the os.
So you have a Big-Bang! nice mobo.
So boot from cd/dvd first
Insert Win 7
follow the prompts
After you've successfully installed Win 7
Change the boot order to HD first.
My guess is the MSI driver/utilties cd isn't installed correctly.
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
1st/ 2nd/ 3rd/ --- Boot Device
These items allow you to set the first/ second/ third boot device where BIOS attempts
to load the disk operating system.
Boot From Other Device
Setting the option to [Yes] allows the system to try to boot from other device, if the
system fails to boot from 1st boot device.
Idk what else to say cuz i've installed 2 Win 7 disc on Gigabyte boards with Award bios recently with no problems.
yeah...ive already set the bios just like that....im stumped too....When i try to install the MSI driver cd with winki OS it wont even fully complete the winki install/load. It gets to the winki logo screen then quits
That's good though cuz Winki is just a Linux based os for instant on internet.
You don't really need it if you're going to use Win 7.
If you are inserting the Win 7 disc and booting from cd/dvd device you should be fine.
The only thing i can think of that will screw that up is if the KB is PS/2.
It has to be a usb kb or Win7 won't load.
I would also clear the cmos and try to load with just one stick of memory.