Originally Posted by bluto
Lets start over,
Do you have 1 or 2 ide cables> You need 2 to have 2 Masters.If your cdrom is in the middle of only 1,make it slave.
Why do you think you need a beep? Beeps are bad news.
If all this is brand new then you need to prepare the HD.
Maybe newer ones come ready,but it probably need formating.
You need a startup disk,what Windows will you use ?
You need more advice on building a computer from scratch.
Just for fun,what are you getting here with.
-2 IDE cables ... HDD ribbon cable is into the primary IDE controller on my board
-Shouldn't you get a beep when everything is connected right ??? even if there's no OS on the system yet?
-I haven't done any prep to my HD yet. I put in my XP disc when I started up my comp but nothing happened.
-I'm using Windows XP home. I don't have a startup floppy disk, everyone I talked to said I wouldn't need one.
- I'm getting here with another computer smartass ... LOL