I am currently running this system:
Windows 7 64bit
MSI z97-g45 mobo
r9 280x video card
1.5TB hdd (forget the brand but prob WD or something similar, nothing fancy.)
I have wanted to upgrade to an SSD for a bit now but was in no real rush so I waited until I saw a sale. I finally jumped getting a 500GB Samsung 850 Evo for $244CAD. My plan is to run Windows 7 and main games off the SSD and movies etc off my old 1.5TB hdd.
I mounted the SSD inside my case and I unplugged the SATA and Power cable from the old HDD and plugged them into the new SSD. I turned on the PC and was greeted by a message (cannot remember exact wording) but saying something like no boot device detected please insert bootable cd and press any key to continue. I inserted Windows 7 installation disk into my PC and hit enter. THe message disappeared and I could hear the cdrom spinning but nothing happened. After a few seconds the cd room stopped spinning and the screen remained black. After about 2minutes I restarted the computer.
Upon restart I no longer get the message about no boot device detected. Instead I get a black screen with "A3" in the bottom right corner of my screen. Ive left it for over 5minutes, tried hitting different keys, but the message does not go away and nothing happens. Ive also tried multiple resets. Nothing changes.
I then opened my system again and switched the power and sata cables back to the old HDD and the PC boots up fine.
What am I doing wrong?