This is the problem I'm having. Essentially I have a fresh new harddrive without an operating system on it. As far as I know, the disk is in working condition. The BIOS detects it, and I can feel that it is spinning/getting power, etc. I also know that my disc drive is working for similar reasons. However, I cannot get past this error. I have a Dell Windows disc that I've attempted using to put the operating system on with. I also have another copy of Windows that should perform the same task. I've attempted to boot only from CD-Drive, CD-Drive first HD second. I've tried mixing between master/slave on both devices, but no matter what I cannot even get the point where I can format the drive, so even if I wanted to try that, I can't. The only thing I've changed about this rig is the new Harddrive. When I first built this computer I had to reformat my computer because of all the new parts, but it worked. I had to replace the old HD because it was starting to click. I'm really at a loss as to why I cannot reformat/partition or anything for that matter. Any help/comments appreciated.