I just built my first computer, specs below. My friend, who is unavailable right now gave me a "magic DVD" to install windows xp without using the floppy drive to load SATA drivers. He said it would be good for my chipset, he has done this before and helped me pick the hardware.
I put this dvd in and used the ghost image to load the OS. Everything seemed to work find but when the computer boots I see the Windows XP logo screen and then a blue screen flashes so fast I can't read it and the computer reboots.
When my computer boots it appears to recognize everything properly, starts to load Windows and then crash.
Athlon 64 3000 Venice Core
1 gig of Value Select Corsair duel channel
HITACHI Deskstar T7K250 serial ATA hard drive
Saphire x700 Radeon video card
onboard sound, network
One other related question. My computer says my cpu is running at 53 celcius. I know some boards need a BIOS update to read CPU temp properly. I downloaded that lastest BIOS and read the readme file. I am supposed to have 3 files on the floppy and am missing one, io.sys. I don't want to update the BIOS until I get this figured out. Can I just pull that file from somewhere else and why didn't it download with the BIOS update if I need it?
If I have to put a floppy in to do this the right way I can. I have a windows xp CD and the cds that came with my motherboard. I just didn't want to screw around with the SATA if I didn't have to.
Thanks for reading this long winded post. Please advise if any ideas.