Can't install OS on newly built computer
Posted on 2004-09-06
just built a new computer. Spent a lot of money. Gigabyte MOBO, AMD Athlon XP 3000 chip, ATI Raedon 9600 All-In-Wonder, Lite-On DVD burner, CD Rom, new floppy, Maxtor 160 GB HD, 512K ram. Nice stuff and I can't use any of it yet. All hardware installed. cannot install OS. My BIOS recognizes all drives. Under ide scan, it says drives 0-4 undetected. it says primary channel and secondary channel not detected. I am trying to boot from a WINXP PRO disk that was burned for me that contains a bootable file. I used this disk on my other computer to go from WIN 98SE to WINXP Pro and it worked fine. Brand new components and a clean hard drive. What am I missing? Do I need some other drivers first? Or do I need to lay down $300. for a retail of WINXP Pro?