CAnnot install Windows on built from scratch computer, how do I do it?
Posted on 2000-05-08
I have a computer that I built from scratch. The HD has nothing on it. The specifications are as follows:
Motherborad: EPoX 7KXA with the original BIOS (1/28/2000) that it came with
CPU: Athlon 700 (a STEP-Thermodynamics o/c 500)
RAM: 128 PC133 (from STEP-Thermodynamics)
Video: Stealth III
DVD/CD: Mitashita (or something like that, not a name brand, but works in another system)
Floppy: Generic from CompUSA
HD: 20 GB Maxtor 7200 RPM (also works in another system, FAT32 and formated)
I believe that is all the necessary infromation, so here is my problem. When I try to boot from the Win98SE cd to install Windows, sometimes the menu of selecting Boot from HD or CD shows, sometimes it doesn't. If it does show, then I get to the part about booting w CD support, w/o CD support, or start Windows setup. Usually when I do get to this part and select anyone of the three options, the computer just freezes and nothing else happens.
I try to boot from floppy and the thing just says non-system disk, although it is a system disk.
I moved the HD to another system, and copied the Win98SE cd to it (in a directory) and I coppied the bootdisk I had to the HD. This does not work either, the system shows a Win98 screen (you know like when you boot from a Win98 bootdisk) and then the system freezes at that screen.
I tried to flash to BIOS to the latest version, but I followed the instructions that came with the update, but they would not work, and I was unable to flash toe BIOS to the new version.
I have tried everything that I know to try and nothing has worked, can you help me solve this problem?