MSI 870-G45 Mobo,
AMD Phenom II x4 965 proc
Radeon 5770 graphics card
RaidMax RX-530 power supply
1TB Hitachi HDD
LG DVD Burner OEM
I got everything installed and power is running to everything. When I boot up I get a video signal and the grphics card logo pops up but the screen then goes black with just a cursor. The hard drive sounds like its clicking and there is a beep coming from the drive. It does not post and I'm not able to get into Bios
I've tried putting in my windows 7 disc and it will run and begin installing but it doesnt find a drive to install on.
Any suggestions? Am i missing a step or is something wrong in the box?
I went through everything and it all seems to be working correctly so I grabbed a drive from an old laptop. Sure enough it is recognized and will let me install the OS on it.
Just to make sure I ask, I bought a "Bare" hard drive from Newegg...is there anything special I would need to know for that? I dont see any drivers for it on Hitachi's website but I want to make sure this is a bad drive and not just me being a moron.