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Completed my first build (Will not boot?)

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February 25, 2011 12:04:23 AM

Hello all,

Complete noob here, This is the system I just put together:

AMD 1090T
Gigabyte 880GA HD3H
G-Skills 4x2GB 1600 MHz
Asus DVD drive
650 Watt PSU
Using internal Video

So everything went together without a problem, went to load up windows this evening and all I can get is "disk boot failure, insert system disk...."

I hit F12 and scrolled down to CDROM hit enter, seems like it is not recognizing the CDROM? No idea! I made a second Boot CD because I thought the first one was not burned correctly. This did nothing.

So is there a way that I can check to see if the motherboard is seeing the CDROM?

Also another question, while in the BIOS I saw that my SSD was slave and HDD was master. I want to use the SSD for the OS of course, do i need to change the SSD to master somehow? Let me know how if so.

I know I can search for this but I have been and cannot seem to figure anything else out.

Thanks in advance,


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February 25, 2011 12:18:13 AM

LOL, I moved the SATA plugs and re-checked the IDE cable. It was not seated properly.
Booting now!
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February 25, 2011 12:19:21 AM

You did of course make the CD drive the first bootable drive in the boot menu?
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February 25, 2011 1:26:03 AM

Alright, I am on the internet. Need to figure out how to map the HDD as a drive so that I can start uploading/downloading things. I would like it to be the primary so everything likes to go directly to it.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
February 25, 2011 1:43:49 AM

got it kept right clicking in the worng spots