New MOBO - Can't boot.
Posted on 2004-04-26
Got a Soyo mobo as a gift w/CPU + fan/heat sink. Had to purchase new: case, memory, power supply and video card. Installed two HDD'S and floppy drive from my old machine. Win2K OS with all files on Primary Master HD. After installation of all hardware, started it up and get the Soyo Splash screen then the screen showing drives located. Two options given: F1 to continue or Del to setup. Regardless, when its time to boot up I get the message 'Boot from CD'. Tries twice then stops. Been into BIOS and Designated HDD1 as the first boot device as that is where the OS is located. No matter what I've tried I can't get into Win2000 to configure and install the mobo, video, memory, drivers et al. Have not cleared CMOS, if that is necessary. By the way, I have the Win2K CD, but no boot disks. Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.