Here are my specs in case anyone needs this information:
Gigabyte lmt78 usb3 mobo
8 gigs Patriot RAM 1600mHz
Cooler Master 550W PSU
no video card yet
So I put together my first desktop with no troubles so far. I powered it on and I hear one beep. So far so good. My question is... If I don't install an OS and just let the computer run past the POST screen, what is supposed to happen?
Because when I let it run, it loads until it gets to "boot disk failure, please insert system disk and press ENTER."
Anyways, I have a legit copy of Windows 8.1 created on a USB flash drive. I tried to change boot priority to USB-HDD primary and then Hard Drive secondary, CD ROM third (I don't have a CD rom drive yet either) but the USB never boots to load the Windows 8.1 Installation. Yes, I checked the USB drive and ran the setup file which started Windows 8.1 setup.
Help a newbie out and thanks in advance for the help!
PS. Excuse my manners. I forgot to say please anywhere in this post. HELP ME PLEASE!!!
Edited by Matthew., 08 August 2014 - 09:39 PM.