Asus P5Q3 motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 Ghz
2X2GB Corsair DDR3 1333Mhz memory
500 GB WD Caviar Black Sata hdd
LG blu-ray/hddvd player/ dvd read/write
ati radeon hd 4870
700 watt sigma shark PSU
i've been having several problems with installing windows XP or Vista. i changed the bios settings to boot first from CD then floppy, then HDD. when it loads it says CD boot priority and then gives me a message : "Reboot and Select proper Boot devise or Insert Boot Media in slected Boot devise and press a key"
i've tried with 2 different copies of Windows XP, one from my dad's work that is supposed to be for active duty members to put on their home computers unlimited amounts of times, and another copy from a friend. i also tried a version of vista i got from a friend, but still am having the same problem.
i've built computers before, never had any experience with software though, and was wondering what might be the problem. thanks to anyone for your help.