Just purchased a Samsung SSD and put it into a Toshiba that was previously running Windows Vista.
I've read a few guides on installing the SSD and how you should clone the previous hard drive onto it before you put it in. However I skipped that step because I wanted a fresh start without a ton of programs on the comp.
The issue is now, the computer won't boot and keeps asking me to: "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"
The SSD came with a DVD program to clone the previous operating system onto it, but again I didn't want to do that so I skipped that step.
I've tried booting from the SSD, the DVDrom, and from the Network: Realtek Boot Agent, but the screen stays in the state mentioned above, asking me to reboot.
Would putting a Windows Vista DVD or any other Windows operating system qualify as boot media? And if so, would that get my computer to turn on normally?
Note: I'm new to computers and am not familiar with a lot of technical terms, mostly basics, so please forgive me if I seem totally clueless about the topic. >.< I've spent all yesterday and today working on it and fixing other issues and just need some help getting past this bump.