woo, my computer turned on (after a scare i might add, i had connected the soft power on switch to the wrong set of prongs so i thought it was not booting). but yeah it works great up utill the part of the windows installation where it says "windows setup cannot detect any hard disks in your computer". i know this hard drive sucks...but i also know it works i used it with my old computer and i have not touched it since then...i reformatted it before i removed all the old parts out of my box. it powers up alright (i can hear it) but the mobo just does not recognise it.
i have checked the cables, is there anything that i should have done that i have not...i notice that there is a small 8 pin connector on the back of the HD that is not being used, but i assume that is for a RAID or SCSI or something.
If not is there a way to install windows on an external HDD (with another working computer of course), and boot up off that?
please excuse my gross ineptitude
: sorry for posting in the AMD forum...just not sure where else i should post, and just out of habit i guess, feel free to move this post :P