Case and mobo: emachines from back in 2009, old and not exactly top of the line.
PSU: cooler master 600w non-modular
Proc: AMD Athlon II
GPU: Radeon HD 4850
Ram: stock 6gb ram, two 2 and two 1s
So I was on here a while back about trying to save my old hdd, and I eventually gave up on it.
Now my temporary hdd is giving me issues.
I got some old 80gb seagate barracuda 7200.9 from work and cleared and restored it with an old gateway disc.
I proceeded to set up xp for use until I could afford a nice 2tb and win 8
It booted up fine, I installed a few drivers and setup Internet. I thought to myself that, for once, things may be easy.
They got difficult.
I had a driver to install, a sb Audigy se and I had to restart to get my sound working (I use a pci sound card.) so while it was off I decided to plug in my radeon GPU to my mobo, since that had not been done yet.
As soon as I start back up, my bios tells me to plug in something to boot with. From that point, this is what I have tried:
Change SATA cables
Resetting PSU in several physical ways
Unplugging all of my cards and such and running a raw boot.
Going into bios and changing boot order
But still nothing.
Is there something I'm not trying, or anything I can do at this point?
Thanks for all advice, and I look forward to hearing from the community on what I might or might not be able to do.