I have just finished building new computer system with the following components: motherboard - Gigabyte GA-81K1100, Pentium 4 2.6 800 MHzFSB, Maxtor HDD 120GB, 1032MB Memory PC3200 Liteon CDRW, AOpen DVD1648 I have set the BIOS to read from CD drive. I downloaded the initial boot up discs from Microsoft and installed these which went ok until I was advised to put the CD-rom in to complete the set-up. I get a blue screen showing "Insert the Cd labelled: Windows XP Professional CD-ROM into your CD-Rom drive. - Press enter when ready" I do this and the CD-activates with light on and sound coming to indicate drive operating but then returns to the blue screen message again. If I re-boot I get a message : Boot from CD Disk Boot failure, Insert system disk and press enter - which of course just repeats each time I press enter. I would be extremely grateful for any help as this is my first pc build and until now was pleased with progress made.
I tried the CD-Rom to start with but this did not work and for this reason downloaded boot-up discs wondering if as all new system, needed some very basic stuff first. I have tried to reboot with just the CD-rom but it just shows disk boot failure, telling me to insert disk which is already there.