I just acquired an AMD Sempron 2800+ Processor and a PCChips M825G-series Socket 462 Motherboard with 512mb of PC3200 DDR RAM and 256mb of PC2100 DDR RAM.
I am installing my old hard drives (two Quantum Fireballs, a 10gB HD with the OS and a 40 gB storage) in addition to an old CD-RW (random Asian model).
I managed to get the motherboard and processsor and RAM all installed, and plugged the HDs into it. After configuring CMOS to boot off of the primary (10.2gB OS) HD, I started everything up. It ran through the basic checks, saw the processor (@ 1200mHz, but that's another thing...), the RAM (all there), detected the hard drives (primary and slave), but here's where it got weird:
It hung for a second and then tried to network boot. After disabling "Boot from other devices", it quit the network booting crap and went immediately from the Hardware check screen to a black screen with a blinking white cursor in the upper left. And that's where it hangs.
Is my drive shafted or what could be the problem?
Thanks in advance!