Hey you guys. I just build my first computer out of:
1 gig RAM
AMD Athlon 64 2800+
80GB Western Digital - SATA
ABIT NF8-V PRO ATX AMD Motherboard
GeForce FX 5200
and a Samsung CD/RW - IDE (heres a picture http://www.atxpowersupplies.com/imag...52-350x350.gif
So far, I can turn the computer on, all the LEDs turn on all the fans start up, and the computer sends all of its signals to my monitor.
What I see when my computer boots up is the grahpics card logo/information, then the processesor logo/information (along with the press del to enter BIOS), and then it takes me to this screen that looks almost like a list and at the very bottom it says, "Verifying DMI Pool Data..." after 2 seconds it moves on to, "Boot in C:" then after another 5 seconds it goes to, "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter."
When this happens, i allready have my windows disk in my CD/RW. I'm not sure if this is a connection problem between wires or what it is really, so I'll just tell you how I wired it.
My IDE cable's black end is in the back of my CD/RW (its currently set to master, but I have also tryed slave). The blue end is going into IDE slot 2 in my motherboard (Because IDE slot 1 isnt anything like slot 2). The grey part in the middle is just sitting there.
My HardDrive is using SATA, so I just attatch the cable from the back of my motherboard to SATA slot 1 (I've also tryed slot 2 but it just makes my HD appear to be in IDE slot 2 or 3 in my BIOS settings).
Both the CD/RW and the HD have a power cable in them, and I can hear them spinning and 'supposedly' doing there jobs.
Im just really confused right now as to why this isnt working. Any help you guys can give to me would really help. Thanks alot.