I recently purchased a PC without a pre-installed Operating System on it.
I keep receiving the "disk boot failure insert system disk" error every time the PC starts and finsishes the POST. The boot
device priority has been changed to boot from CD first in order to install the OS and I have verified that it is a good copy
of the OS -- tried 3 different discs including Barts' Bootable Disk -- but keep receiving the error
I have seen other people seem to think this is purely a Hard Drive-related issue, but shouldn't this be a non-issue in this case due the to the fact that I am not actually booting from the HD and have not established a partition on the drive itself?
It's a FoxConn motherboard. Unfortunately, the accompanying manual lists three types of Mobo's on it -- the P9657MA.
Pentium D (6.0 gz)
SATA-300 Hard Drive
Any thoughts or ideas are greatly appreciated.