AMD Athlon 64 +3000 Socket 754 "Vienna" Processor (ADA3000AIK4BX)
(Part of Motherboard Combo below)
MSI K8T Neo-FIS2R (MS-7602)
1GB PC3200 DIMM 400 FSB High Density DDR RAM (184-pin)
Chaintech FX5200 128 MB AGP Video Card
(Part of MSI Motherboard Combo)
Compaq/Quantam 20.0GB SMART III Ultra ATA/100 IDE HD
Compaq IDE CD-ROM (40x)
Compaq IDE CD-RW (4x write/rewrite and 32x read)
Compaq1.44MB, 3.5-inch floppy disk drive
(All 3 from my old Compaq Presario 5BW160 - http://h20141.www2.h...GSQAC3N558Q4T17 and then put '5BW160' for the model number and click view all parts)
Broadway Com Corp (BCC) Series-712 Black Case w/ an Okia 500W Switching Power Supply
So I put everything together and everything seems to work, except I can't do anything. The sytem boots up without any beeps and the MSI "corecell" logo pops up. An then a "American MegaTrends" BIOS appears and the system continues booting until it says something like, "Scan disks, no disk detected" and that disappears and I'm left with a blinking cursor in the upper left corner. So I have no idea what to do. In the BIOS it "says" it detects my hard drive, CD-ROM and floppy disk... I don't have my CD-RW connected because I'm not sure how to connect that as a slave drive. I've tried putting in a windows setup disks and the MSI disk, but nothing boots. I think my hard drive has something jumpered but I'm really not sure. Perhaps I have to configure the older hard drive or cd-rom?
I'm really sorry for the long post, but I wanted to explain everything. I'm am so confused and I really appreciate any help!