Ok, I've been having extreme trouble after building my first computer.
CPU = Q6600
MOBO = Abit IP35 Pro
RAM = 4GB OCZ DDR2 800 (1GB each)
PS = OCZ 700W
VGA = XFX 8800GT
HDD = 320GB SATA 3.0Gb/s
Case = NXZT Zero
OS = Windows Vista Ultimate x64
Ok so here's the problem (I wrote the same thign to Abit and am awaiting a response, hopefully a helpful one!)
I began to install windows and halfway through the installation it stopped and gave me a blue screen with an error message prompting for a restart. I proceeded to restart the computer and at the post screen right before it would normally start the installation I received in error stating: "BOOTMGR is missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart." I restarted and got the same message. I attempted to try a different disk of Windows Vista Ultimate x64 and got the same message. Next I tried swapping out the IDE DVD drive with another and again the same result. Next I attempted to boot off my Windows XP Home IDE HDD and recieved an error message saying something to the effect of "Windows cannot boot because there is a hardware configuration error". Then I reverted back to my SATA HDD and my IDE DVD drive and tried to boot off of a windows XP disk. Once again the BOOTMGR message appeared. Then I tried a KNOPPIX disk and the very same message appeared, frustrating me even further. I attempted to change the jumper pins on the IDE DVD drive as well, starting with Master then Slave then Cable Select then just taking the jumper pin off and still received the BOOTMGR message. I have tried everything that I can think of to fix this problem and have obviously seen no productive results.