I recently bought a new computer to replace one that was getting to slow for my standards . The only parts I transferred to my new build were the video card, DVD drive, and power supply. So now im my old computer i have
CPU: C2D 1.86ghz
RAM: 2 GB DDR2
GPU: nvidia 7300
PSU: 450W (came with case)
HD: 250GB Western Digital
Now... seeing as how my DVD drive was gone, i decided to borrow one from another family PC for the time being to format my HD with WINXP. The optical drive i put in seemed REALLY slow loading the XP install disc, taking about 5 minutes to "configure my computers hardware" (may be part of the problem?) but the install went fine and it seemed like everything was good to go.
I reset my BIOS to default, made sure everything was detected (it was) and set IDE Primary Master (HD) to boot first. When i restarted the computer the BIOS came up fine, then i was greeted by a black screen with a flashing underscore... This screen is as far as i have gotten. There is no errors being reported or weird noises coming from my machine, It just wont boot into XP.
I have tried multiple optical drives and 3 other Harddrives, and ALL of them do the same thing. Sorry if I posted in the wrong section. I am new and just need some help getting this running. If anyone can shed some advice it would be much appreciated