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Alright, I don't know if it matters, but in the BIOS I changed the boot order to Hard Disk then CD-ROM. I just built this computer and the Hard Drive is set as slave and the CD Drive is master.
So I put in the installation CD and start the computer up, and it says "Disk Boot Error, Insert system disk and press enter". When i press enter it clears the screen and the same thing pops up.
If this stuff matters, it's on the screen above the message:

The slave and master cable are in the IDE drive 2, instead of 1, if that makes a difference.
PCI device listing ...
Bus No.   Device No.   Func No.   Vendor/Device   Class   Device   Class		 IRQ
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0			0				  0			 10DE 005E		 0580   Memory Controller   NA
0			1				  1			 10DE 0052		 0C05   SMBus Cntrlr		   7
0			2				  0			 10DE 005A		 0C03   USB 1.0/1.1OHCI Cntrlr 10
--OK nevermind this takes too long to type someone tell me if i need the rest--

Verifying DMI Pool data....
Disk Boot Error, Insert system disk and press enter

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boot order should be harddrive then cd-rom

ideally, the harddrive should be the master and the cd-rom should be slave--better yet,make each a master on own controller
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My boot order was originally hard disk then cd-rom, so I'm ok there.
I tried switching the things around to CD-Rom slave, Hard Disk master, but to do that I had to change the place the cord plugs into the mobo to IDE slot 2 (otherwise the cable wouldn't reach), and then It got stuck booting saying Detecting Array, which I assume means it was looking for IDE slot 1. Is that what's happening? Cause if so, I guess I'll just have the cd-rom duct taped inside the case to get the ribbon to reach, cause I'm at a LAN right now and I need a quick fix.
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K, tried that now. It's pretty effing ghetto, got some pics I plan to post later cause it's so funny to see a com with the drive duct taped on the side. :tazz:

Even when I did that, it still doesn't work.
IDE thing is in slot 1, CD Rom is slave, Hard Drive is master.
Boot order is set to Hard Disk then CD-Rom
I get the first error (disk boot failure, insert system disc and press enter)

What the [bleep]!?!? :P :) :) :woot:

Edited by W-Unit, 26 December 2005 - 09:15 PM.

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Alright, I think the problem might be that there's another thing that needs plugging in to the CD drive.
Here's a picture of what I've got plugged in now, with the empty plug I think might be needed circled in red. The plug looks like a ribbon thing would go into it, and it has 2 rows of 2 pins (4 total pins), and then these two things that look like pins with a black surrounding to the side of the main pins.

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Edited by W-Unit, 26 December 2005 - 09:36 PM.

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