Help with SATA drives on boot
Hello all, first time poster here. I'm frustrated with a build I started earlier today. I'm building an htpc, specs are as follows:
Old stuff from a desktop of mine:
MSI K8N Neo 4 Platinum socket 939
AMD Athlon 64 3700+
300gb SATA HDD
Stuff I ordered:
Lite-on blue ray drive
Sapphire HDMI card
500watt power supply
I put everything together, and I boot it up to try to install Windows 7 from a DVD. The blu-ray drive wasn't recognized by the bios, but the SATA HDD was, as the third master IDE drive. There may be data on there, formatting it is fine with me but my question is how do I set it to primary master, and get the machine to boot from the flash drive? I realize I have to set the boot sequence. The flash drive (I know I have windows installed, and bootable on it. I have the boot sequence settings correct and when I boot it, it says:
Detecting IDE drives..
IDE fourth master: none
IDE fifth master: none
IDE sixth master: none
Floppy disk(s) fail (40) - I don't have a floppy
Press F1 to Continue or DEL to setup - when I press F1, it says DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER
When I press ENTER, it just goes to a blank screen and does nothing.
Where do I proceed from here? Thanks.