Originally posted by mystikast
But thats a problem I think I can fix because I have a CD that defaults the BIOS to the motherboard specific, but I can't get my CD-drive to read it.
Put all of your parts back in the box, take them back to the store, and buy one that is already working!
.... just kidding ... but your statement above and your error message make no sense to me.
First, IDE hard drives and IDE CDROMS have exactly the same cable. For new systems they should have 40 pins and 80 wires.
Your motherboard BIOS has nothing to do with the CDs. You don't need a CD to get into your BIOS setup. When you turn on the computer, the onboard software will check your hardware, identify it, and look for problems. It has obviously found some problems. However, how the heck are you supposed to know what is causing an error if you go and plug everything in at the same time?
Second, the CPU fan. GO into your BIOS configuration (instructions in the book that came with the MB), and find the system monitor. It should tell you the speed of your CPU fan (in RPM). If it's plugged in correctly and spinning, you should see it's speed and the MB temperature should be 50C or less. Once you confirm that your BIOS has identified it's components, we'll tackle the next problem.