I finally got a monitor and I am now trying to install Windows, however, right after it says Boot from CD/DVD, it says Windows is loading files, then says it has problem communicating with a device.
I am quite frustrated because I've been waiting months and months, and my friend has the same build practically and his worked butter smooth, but I don't know what I am doing wrong.
From what I understand, there is a problem with either the Optical or Hard Drive
The CD drive opens fine, no weird sounds or beeps, and Im guessing it's the hard drive because it says "Windows is loading files" for about 10 seconds before the error comes up on the black screen, so Im guessing the CD is being read just fine
Does it matter which SATA port the SATA cables are plugged into? There's 6 blue labeled SATA_0 through SATA_5 and then 2 more which are white and GSATA_6 and 7 but Im not using those 2
When I go into BIOS and CMOS configs, I say a bunch of IDE Master and Slave options, does it matter which ones the HDD and optical drive are on?
Help is really appreciated, I've spent about $1200 bucks on all my stuff and I really would love it if I could get it working tonight...
Controller is in IDE mode ATM.
You'll want to swap controller to AHCI in the BIOS under integrated peripherals. Consult your mobo manual to see which SATA ports correspond with which controllers. The GSATA ports would be GA controller.
MOBO is recognizing HD so that's fine.
Check the boot order as well. Make sure boot is Optical drive before hard drive.
And yea, SATA and power should be all that's connected to your devices.
Does it matter what's in the IDE Slave and Master port? Like what should the HDD and Optical drive be on? There's like IDE Master and Slave 1-5 or so I believe
Does it matter which SATA ports I plug them into? There's 3, one for the case cause it has an eSATA port, one for cd drive and one for hdd, Im guessing as long as they're in the blue ports it shouldn't matter
EDIT: My CD Drive is in IDE Master Channel 0 Master and my HDD is in Channel 0 Slave, maybe that'll help
Just realized there's PCH SATA Control Mode and Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode, they can both be set to AHCI, which one do I set to AHCI, one or both or what
Just set both to AHCI and it still gives me that error. Is there something else I can set to AHCI? My friend says his HDD is on slave and stuff, his worked just fine, what is AHCI exactly and how come that wasn't the default
Im beginning to kind of lose hope here, I got all my cables plugged in, it's obviously something to do with the hard drive or CD drive, both data and power cables are plugged in for both, I set those 2 things to AHCI, anything else I can set to AHCI?
Would load fail-safe or load optimized defaults do anything?