Hardrives or OSs wont work with new mobo...
I think this is hardware related...
After installing my new mobo correctly, starting up with my HDD hooked up, it wouldn't see the HDD with its jumpers set to Master. So I took off the jumper, and it would see it fine. I tried getting it to load Windows XP, but it would give me the "We apologize for the inconvenience..." screen and I'd choose Start Windows Normally. There was a flash of blue screen, the Loading Windows XP Home screen showed for a split second then the comptuer went back to the very beginning (POST, I think). I tried Safe Mode, and Load Most Recent Good Settings (or whatever it's called), but got the same results. I tried different drive with XP, got the same problem. I tried running Knoppix with the hard drive in, and with the harddrive out, but never got as far as to loading KDE.
A computer-guru friend of mine says he thinks its due to the mobo using a different IDE configuration or something. Said something about finding the settings the HDD needs or whatever.
I don't have any PCI, AGP, or anything hooked up. Just CPU/heatsink, CD-R drive, DVD drive, keyboard, mouse and monitor, and sometimes the HDD. No matter what I try it wont load Windows or Knoppix. I even tried running Windows XP Restore CD on a spare HDD and it ran the app fine, but still wouldn't let me load windows.
What the heck could possibly be the problem, and how can I fix it?
All the drives I've tried worked perfectly before (except one which is dying, but it still was a functional drive), and Knoppix used to run with no problems on that comp.
The mobo is in my sig (or at least it should be).
EDIT: the blue screen that flashes has about 1/4 a page of text. I think I saw the word "corruption" but it flashes so quickly I can't tell if it actually says that or not, and if it does, can't tell what it says is corrupted...
OS: WinXP Pro
Mobo: Gigabyte 8VM533M-RZ
CPU: 2.2GHz Intel Celeron
Vid: Gigabyte NVidia MX 4000 (128 MB DDR, TV out)
RAM: 512MB DDR
HD: 40GB (1:3 partitioned), 34GB
Drives: DVD R/RW and 16x DVD-ROM
ISP: AT&T/SBC Yahoo! DSL