win xp wont install, boot disk sector error
soltek k8t800 939 board
10k rpm raptor
corsair cmx512 3200c2pt
xfx 6600gt agp
thermaltake purepower 420w
this is the first build from the ground up ive done, i installed everything correctly as far as i know.
bios posted fine, i proceeded to install win xp and i get BSOD
BSOD message was 0x0000007b, bad boot sector.
What i've tried so far:
tried the raptor first, no go, i tried a blank IDE, no go,
i tried a IDE with copy of xp to see if it would go to the options screen, it did, kinda strange?,
i mean i know it wouldnt load up to desktop, but if it was something with the controller would it have went that far?
maybe theres something im missing with the BIOS
maybe an option i've overlooked
if somebody has run across this before id appreciate the help,
i spent way beyond my means to get this rig, and it sucks to get BSOD first time you turn it on.