Posted 26 December 2010 - 08:42 PM
I put together a new computer for my son this Christmas with all new components excluding the hard drive and optical drive (dvd rw dl), both of which are IDE. Everything powers up and is recognized during bios recognition but I get a bsod when trying to launch from the HD and the optical will not start/read. The current HD has windows xp, which i don't have the disc for, but i have windows 7 which i want to install on this HD. If I could include the bsod info i would but it flashes so quickly on the screen then goes straight to reboot. I have tried many different configurations via the bios as well as reconfiguring the dip switches for master and slave for the HD and optical, they are both connected via a single IDE connector since the motherboard i have only has one IDE connector. My motherboard is a Biostar TA870+ with and AMD phenom II x2 processor, 2gb of DDR3, and nVidia 430 gpu. I realize i should probably just junk the IDE and go straight for some SATA components but wanted to keep price down and figured i could just use the components to help with that. Any advice would be helpful.