ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe mobo
AMD athlon 64 3700+
2 gigs ram in 4 512k sticks
256mb pci-e 6800 ultra graphics card.
74gb western digital 10,000 rpm drive.
I have 3 cd/dvd roms hooked up and a 680watt power supply. plenty of power. One drive on master, rest on slave.
The western digital drives jumper is left default where it was as i read it should be left that way if i dont know alot about switching it. I got thew bios upon bootup and set it all up with clock. But i constantly get a:
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER
error message. I tried various settings like booting from cdrom, hd, or floppy. My floppy isn't inside system, i have a usb 2.0 floppy drive which the bios recognizes. to boot from this i should just be able to select for the first boot device, removeable, from the bios list. Options in bios for bootABLE STUFF ARE:
I've tried many variations but cant get my winxp install disc to load up or anything to boot from the floppy. i have tried a 6 disc floppy winxp install i found on net. i also tried a fdisk on floppy but nothing boots. I'm on a 2nd pc now, everything i bought was brand new. I read maybe i might need to format hd first, but cant get any format floppys or winxp cd to boot. i know i can format on winxp cd also. The hd is connected to the first sata slot on my mobo. I dont have raid config. It's connected in just a regular sata slot. number 1 of 4.
Also tried holding F8 when i power on and entering the menu there and selecting what device to boot from, but selecting cdrom still wont boot my winxp cd.
Edited by Generallee02, 11 July 2005 - 08:53 PM.