New system, can't install Windows

Hello,

I just build my first system but I'm having trouble installing a copy of windows onto it.

After I set up the bios (uefi) I set the SSD as the primary boot option with the dvd drive as secondary. I save the settings and reboot. Once it boots up again it just proceeds to a black screen with a single flashing underscore (_) flashing in the top right corner.

At this point I can't do anything other than reboot.

The mobo does recognize the dvd drive when I am in the bios but I never hear the disk spin up to any speed after the reboot.

Any ideas/help would be greatly appreciated.

ASRock P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3
i5 2500k
mushkin 120G SSD
Seagate 500GB HD
LG DVD drive
HD 6950
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  1. Try selecting the DVD drive as the primary boot device seeing as you will be booting off it to install windows, then change it back to how you want it afterwards. Has worked for me before.
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