I just turned on my first build, an Intel i-5 2500k with Gigabyte mobo.
So, I turned it on to go through setting up the BIOS like everything tells me, but...
when I first turned it on, it says something about being in "SATA is running in Ide Mode" and "did I want to switch to ACI mode or something" and did I never wanna see this message again?
Well it had a little countdown clock and before I knew it the screen switched to a DOS prompt and instructed me to put my OS install disc in the CD-drive and press "Enter." So, I do and it goes ahead and installs Windows 7.
The OS all loaded great and all the basics seem to work (e.g., Media Player will play a CD). But whenever I restart it goes through that same first DOS-looking screens and the countdown.
Should I still hit delete and go through the BIOS thing or what?
Or should I load the driver discs that came with the mobo, monitor, DVD/CD-drive, etc.?
The hard drive and video card didn't come with drivers.
So, what should I do now before loading an anti-virus program and hooking it up to the WWW?