Not sure whether this is the right forum so apologise if it is not. A friend has a new build, comprising: Gigabyte K8U mobo AMD Sempron 2800+ 64 Western Digital WD800JB Caviar SE 80Gb 7200rpm 8MB Cache 1024 Ebuyer extra value Ram LG GDR-8164BL DVD Rom Mitsumi floppy Sapphire Radeon 9250 128MB AGPx8 DDR 64-bit DVI TV-out He says he cannot get it to boot from the hdd. It always needs to boot from disk. I asked him exactly what happens. His description: "Switch it on and it shows the Award screen. Testing Memory, ok Pause Detecting IDE devices Pause IDE 0 Master (shows Western Digital 8gig HDD) IDE 0 Slave None IDE 1 Master (shows DVD Rom) IDE 1 Slave None Pause Detecting IDE Devices...... Very long Pause Goes to next screen, one with all the numbers on Cursor at bottom of page blinking very long Pause Boot from CD Rom....... DISK ERROR, INSERT SYSTEM DISC AND PRESS ENTER. Insert motherboard disc and press enter Pause Blank screen wiv cursor at top Pause FDD 1 1/4 Press any key to boot from CD Rom..... Boot from Hard Disk Pause Then it either boots from the HDD or it doesn't depends what mood its in. All in all that process takes 5 minutes plus." In Bios it is set to boot from hdd. He has tried a reinstall, and a repair. If anyone could help, he would be extremely grateful. Thanks!