Hi all. First, let me just say that as a noob,this community has been invaluable in giving me the knowledge and confidence to attempt my first home build for HTPC.
That being said, I cannot get the damn thing to load OS! I've encountered multiple problems:
1. if I set the SATA drives to AHCI in BIOS, it doesn't recognize them at all in CMOS IDE channel screen (just decided to sidestep by going with default BIOS... This means no AHCI. Is that bad?)
2. After POST, (in "native IDE" mode - all drives recognized), I get "Loading Operating System ..." And thats it! Stays like that, and nothing else happens. Tried setting boot order at POST with F12 to cd rom, but then it just says:
"Loading Operating System ...
Boot from CD/DVD :"
Mobo: gigabyte a75m-d2h
CPU: and a8-3850
Ram: crucial ballistix sport 8GB (2x4gb)
Primary SSD: crucial m4 128GB. ---> set as IDE channel 0 master
Secondary HDD: seagate 1TB---> set as IDE channel 0 slave
Dvd drive: LG GH24 ---> set as IDE channel 1 master
Psu: 400W ATX 2.2 12v