I went out and purchased my new PC's parts yesterday. Since I was going out with the guys we stopped by one of my friend's house where I spent about an hour building it.
A few trial and errors later, we finnaly got it booting properly until it came time to install Windows XP. When the installation is copying the files from the CD-ROM to the Hard-Drive, I get a "Blue Screen" error at "setupdd.(sys?)" saying that Windows encountered an bascially could not continue.
So here I am, pissed off bad with a 600$ paperweight. I can't get the damn thing running and if any of you out there can help me out, I would love to hear any suggestions you might have. I really don't want to have to pay another 50-100$ to get this thing to a Technician to get it working.
Here are the parts:
- Motherboard: Asus P4R800-VM
- Processor: Intel Celeron 2.4Ghz
- Video: On-board Radeon 9200
- RAM: Markvision 256mbx2 400fsb PC3200
- Hard-Drive: 80gig 8mb Cache
- Case: Antec Solution SLK2650BQE (350w power)
I updated the BIOS to the latest version.
That's the only thing I thought it could be and it didn't help at all.
And now when the PC boots, it warns me that I don't have a Master HDD (and it's not possible to place my HDD on Master because of the way the cable was made and the fact that the CD-ROM is on top of the HDD. That means the CD-ROM has to be master and the HDD slave.)
Let me know if you can think of anything! Anything AT ALL! I'm desperate! Thanks.