I've tried a hand at building my first pc and all the assembly has been fine, but now that it's come time to boot my new pc I'm at a loss as far the next steps to take. I turned on the pc and inserted the cd that came with the MOBO, and my pc began to POST but then gave me an error message that my HDD is not being detected. I checked the HDD connections and that my HDD was properly connected to the 3 gb sata port (as opposed to the 6 gb ones). I then turned off the PC, turned it back on and selected to enter the BIOS setup (hit DEL) instead of allowing the BIOS to post. In the BIOS menu I can see the components being recognized (among them my new HDD), so I'm not sure why the BIOS is not recognizing the HDD during the post process. Do I have to format the HDD to get the post to recognize it? I thought that was done when the OS is installed? Since I'm really new to this whole process, am I missing something completely? Can anyone post a link to a guide of how to setup my bios and OS? I've read the mobo instructions extensively but since my POST is not working I'm not sure about the next step to take. Do I insert the windows 7 disc and try to install the OS? Do I try to update the BIOS using a USB stick?
Thanks for anyone help you can provide!
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Yes, insert the windows 7 disc and try to install the OS. Right now there's nothing for your computer to do after it starts up; it's looking for an OS to boot up. If the windows 7 installer doesn't find any discs, then you have a problem.
Woohoo it's working! I can't believe I built my own pc for the first time without a hitch! Praise Allah!