I've just finished my first build but have not yet installed an OS. When I have just the cd drive plugged in the OS installer will start fine. If I plug in my hard drive as well the screen freezes on 'reboot or insert etc.'.
I have tried moving the hard drive around the sata ports but all have the same result.
Both are being detected in the bios.
More aboutwill boot hard drive plugged
Set your boot order in the BIOS, put the CD drive as primary boot, HD secondary. It's hitting the HD first, not finding boot files and erroring.