I am building this new pc for the first time and I seem to have problem installing xp. I have attached all the cables and devices carefully and i am able to get into bios and set up the boot priorities as floppy being the first, second cdrom, and third hard drive. as I said, bios does recognizes my cdrom, harddrive, etc. but when I pu a windows xp pro (full install) cd and restart my computer, the drive runs for a min or two and then quits and I get msg on my monitor, no boot device is found.....(something like that) and yes, I also have new hard drive that is installed on which i am trying to install win xp.
does anyone have any idea where I might have goofed?
does this have to do anything with updating my bios as I have not done that yet.
could it be my video card as I only get a blank screen when I try to install XP but the funny things is that I tried to run knoppix linux and it booted up and it showed everything as linux loads its services and everything but it could not display any graphics after linux loads up. I mean, I could see the desktop but the screen was so dark that you can barely see, looked like it was a nite in the monitor.......lol.
anyway, please help this frastuarated builder as its his first trial of building pc.