PC building troubles
Ok, here's the deal. I'm building a computer with some old parts and some new parts. Here is what I have:
MSI motherboard for Intel processor.
Intel Celeron 1.8ghz
generic video and audio cards
The motherboard and processor are ones that I had in my old computer but I just upgraded so I'm using them in the computer I'm building for my brother. So here's the problem, I can't any hard drives to work in it except one. The one that does work is a 30gb that came in an eMachines computer, this is also the one I transfer to all the computers I build for myself. It works in my computer and in the one I'm building. I also have an old 2gb, 17gb and a new 40gb Western Digital hard drives. All three of these have fresh installs of MS XP pro that have been tested and will boot to. The only problem is that they will only boot to it if they are the slave drive to my good hard drive. As long as they are hooked up this way I can boot to either hard drives copy of XP. This happens on both motherboard combonations. If I try and just use one of the 3 HD's I get one of two messages: the 2 and 17gb give a "no NRTDL please reboot" message and the other gives a "no system disk or no boot device please insert disk or select boot device and reboot" message. I get these messages on both motherboards. I have tried all the jumper settings and combo's on the HD's. Does anyone have any ideas at all? I'm building this computer for my brothers Christmas gift. Thanks alot.