problem: harddrive is not read at all on new computer, help!
here is the stats of the computer i JUST built:
corsair RAM (2 512 mb)
maxtor harddrive (200gig, SATA)
my problem is this: i have not yet put an operating disk in the computer, but i tried laoding the harddrive disk becuase the comptuer could not see it at all axcept in the RAID bios
i installed it and ran powermax to format it, it said there wan't any harddrives at all
so i go into the BIOS and enable RAID, it still wont read it. I keep messing with BIOS, and setting for about 5 hours,
customer support is in another country so i cant call anyone. Also, every time it boots (past the bios) it says:
"Media test failure, check cables"
ok, i check, EVERYTHING WAS FINE! After that message ther was:
..this is an AMD! Lastly there was:
"Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press ENTER"
i do, it laods a little, few minutes later is says the SAME THING!
what do i do? (also it says no drives in any slaves/master ports except the cd drive wich i switched just to see what will happen, nothing did)
Computer noob in training.