I am building a computer for a friend and i got a package deal from newegg as well as a few other parts. Well all of the parts i bought were..
(I'm curious to see if this is the problem)
PSU is a stock one that came with the Raidmax Smilodon case
those are the main components ..
Now for the issue.. I pulled all of the parts out of the boxes and everything was fine.The only thing i questioned if it would work was the HDD because as all newegg shoppers know they don't package HDD's the greatest. Anyways, everything looked great i had all the parts so it was time to start assembling. i checked all of the standoffs just in case one may short out the mobo because of the fact that its a micro atx inside of a full atx case( I'm pretty sure). so after i checked that i installed the MoBo and the ram/processor/PSU. i did a check to make sure it all posted( forgot to bench test it) but everything worked fine. Soo... I installed the HDD into the case along with the DVD drive. for a test to make sure it still posted i turned it on and it posted and of course gave the disk boot failure thing due to no OS. So.. i then went to install vista on it.... i set the bios to..
First Boot Priority - CD/DVD drive
Second Boot Priority- HDD
Third - HDD
so i saved and restarted waited for it to start installing .. but with my luck i am now staring at a PC that posted and sat at "Boot from CD/DVD :" ...so i waited a few seconds to get this error : DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" my immediate reaction was "ohhhh (word i cant say) my life" so i thought the HDD. instinctively i RMA'ed it seeing as it didn't work in my pc and wouldn't initialize. So i got the new HDD. This HDD shows in the bios of both my computer and the friends computer. but still the same issue. i tried installing on it on my PC aswell as there PC. same error everytime. so i tried trouble hooting and i went to seagates website did there troubleshooting thing( initialized it and formatted it through vista) it now shows up in " My Computer" and i can use it. ....................still cant install on it though. so i was wondering your guys's advice/opinions.. maybe a bad boot sector?
idk.. all of the help would be greatly appreciated.. and i mean GREATLY appreciated. TYVM in advance guys/gals... you guys have helped me so many times before lets hope for 1 more time lol . sory for the long story ><