I just now went thru all of my BIOS settings and compared the settings with the Mobo manual…all seem to be set right…mostly default.
One thing that’s odd to me…my SATA HDD showed up in the BIOS as a “Slave” drive…how can that be? I only have one 300GB SATA drive installed (1.5Gbps)…shouldn’t it be Master? The jumper on the back pins are set to Master…I double checked that. It also showed the SATA HDD as a IDE device…not SATA device.
Also, after I went thru the entire BIOS settings…checking it against the mobo manual…when I went to exit the BIOS by hitting Enter…I got a black screen with a bunch of numbers…something about PCI…then at the very bottom of the screen…it said:
Boot from CD/DVD
Boot from CD/DVD (this was listed twice)
Book Disk Failure
Insert System Disk and Press Enter
Question: am I to insert my new Windows XP disk?
Have I messed up somewhere along the way? I’m concerned about continuing on without some guidance.
What should I do at this point?
Maybe I’m just too concerned but decided to stop at this point and ask some questions.