AMD Athlon socket 939
ASUS A8N-E Motherboard
NVidea GeForce 6600 GT
1 GB RAM
On Board sound (for now)
HP DVD/CD Burner
Western Digital 80 MB HDD (IDE)
(From my older computer, Windows XP already installed.)
I have it all together, as the manual instructed, checked and double checked... Then triple checked, just to make sure... Connected the monitor, power, keyboard, mouse, etc... Whether I use the Motherboard CD or not, it will NOT boot from C and it will not boot from the CD... It tried to boot from C, telling me that the computer was improperly shut down (which it was not...) and asks if I want to boot into Safe Mode (with all of it's options) or revert to the last known working settings or open normally... I have tried ALL options, both with and without the CD and NOTHING works!
On a side note... My monitor is freaking out a little bit too... I hit Del to enter setup and the screen is gray and blue and black... Slowly the screen lightens and then brightens... I can still see everything but rather than the dark screen that I was looking at before, I suddenly have a much brighter one where the gray is white and the blue and black is vivid...
Any suggestions? It may be a short time before I can check this out as I don't have a computer at the moment and getting to the internet cafe is not always an option...