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Old 01-24-2012, 02:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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After turning on the computer, it shows the bios thingy (where i can press del, f2, f8 or f11) then goes to a black screen with a flashing underscore.

I just built this pc, parts in it are:

Intel Core i5 2500K

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard

Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Overclocked

Silverstone Strider 500W ST50F-ES

Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB ST2000DL003

Intel 320 Series 80GB SSD

I've tried booting it seperately with the ssd and the hdd, same result.
No cd/dvd drive, i'm intending on installing the os from usb.

And i have gone into BIOS and set it to boot the usb first

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Old 01-31-2012, 12:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Need help booting new custom build

Silly question but, have you setup your USB drive to be bootable?
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Did u make the usb bootable?
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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WinToFlash... great program

How To Create A Bootable USB Drive From Your Windows CD
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well, this, too: UNetbootin - Homepage and Downloads

I know KSoD personally uses this.

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