hiya im pretty new to the whole scene of building computers and iv spent an awful lot of money on my system and im a bit stuck what i should do next..it may be a simple answer it may not but thanks for reading it anyway :)
My motherboard and CPU is an AMD Dual Core 5000 Athlon 64 motherboard bundle.
i have an optical drive (DVD and CD)
HDD (Hitachi deskstar) 400GB. 'Sata'
2GB of RAM
i have the priorities set up correctly i think, the Optical as the master & the HDD as the slave.
The computer recognises all the hardware but when i boot up i get as far as the screen saying
'disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter'
i feel i need to buy Vista OS but is it as that stage i should begin installing it?