I building a new computer and every time I try boot from any disk it says Disk Boot Failure. First let me give you the low down on the system. Asus A7V Mobo; 256MB SDRAM; 700Mhz Athlon; 16x Acer DVD-ROM; 20GB Maxtor ATA 100 HDD; FDD; ATI Rage Fury Pro 32MB VGA; SB Live MP3 ; 12x CD RW;
Right now all I have installed is the mobo, cpu, VGA, DVD(in the primary IDE set @ master, FDD, and HDD(in the primary ATA 100 set @ master). I am not using the jumper free mode at the advice of the guy at the mom and pop shop I got it at. I know that all the hardware is properly configured. I do not know if the bios is completely configured though but I am pretty sure most of it is. When I boot up the computer after it goes through all of the usual stuff it stops and says "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter" so I put in the Maxtor diskette in an attempt to format the HDD but the FDD grinds for a moment and the screen displays the same thing "Disk Boot Failure bla bla bla" So I put in the win98 upgrade and the win98 start uo disk I made on the working computer and again the same crap.
So I resort to using my old win95 cd and and the same crap yet again. I am at wits end here about what to do and I am disgusted that has taken half a week to only get this far in the build of my dream machine. All I want to do is format my HDD and get on with things. Please help me Larry