Have just assembled my new PC. The mainboard is a Biostar N68S3 motherboard with AMD Quad Core 645 3.1Ghz CPU and 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM. I have a couple of Sony DVD RW drives attached as well as a Floppy.
Anyway, I powered it up first time and no bangs and no smoke, seems promising I thought. Trouble is, I cant seem to get it to ask for an OS. It runs through the POST no problem with a boot up beep at the end but then nothing. Normally you would expect it to say that no OS has been found, do you want to install etc etc etc .
I am not getting this, it just goes from POST to what is called on screen "Hardware Monitor" where it displays the systems hardware status, CPU temp, fan speed, voltages etc. Anyway, thats as far as it gets, it just hangs there. For a physical drive I have used a dedicated 160GB Maxtor IDE drive I had. Its brand new and ready to go. I have not put any jumpers on the drive so it should be set to master (shouldnt it?)
Anyway, thats the general gist of it, if you need more info obviously I'm happy to provide as much as you need!
PS: Is there any way to slow down POST? Theres a lot being shown and its so [bleep] quick its impossible to read and there may well be some usefull info in there somewhere.
Forgot to mention, I have set one of the optical drives as first boot disc. Even with my XP disc in the drive its not detected even though the drive fires up after POST.
Edited by Mighty Boosh, 18 June 2011 - 02:37 PM.