I'm confused! I just finished building my first computer, and I'm pretty much certain I have everything hooked and plugged in (both sata / data cables for my optical drive / hard drive, my front umbilical cords... Everything), but I can't seem to boot Windows 7. I'm using an OEM copy of Windows 7. I've set my boot options to: #1: (my optical drive), and #2: (my hard drive), and I've switched my optical drive settings to IDE and to AHCI to see whether I could boot Windows from either.
If it helps, whenever I insert my disc into my optical drive, I hear momentary whirring -- as if my system is reading the disc. However, when I "strike a key" to boot Windows 7, the "please select boot media / strike a key to continue" message pops up again after roughly 30 seconds -- as if my media isn't being recognized properly or something. Could anyone offer some tips as to what could be wrong? Much appreciated.