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MikeJeng

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After figuring out the problem with my PC, I booted it up and now I can't figure out what to do. I'll try to describe this in detail.
The motherboard is a Gigabyte EX38-DS4
When I boot up, it allows me to either go to the bios, POST, or flash the BIOS. I pop in a copy of Windows XP (I'm going to upgrade to vista right after) and everything goes fine. I see a plain screen saying "Boot from CD/DVD_" with the underscore blinking.
Waiting doesn't do anything. I press enter a few times and even on occasion, the PC shuts off my mouse and keyboard.
The motherboard is not new. I have used it before. All I did was get a new Harddrive.
What should I do from here? Is it because I only swapped the HD?
 

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That is the problem. It just says "Boot from CD/DVD_" for a while. I press enter a bunch of times but nothing happens.
 

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Make sure your USB settings are set to "Highspeed". You also may want to try using a non-usb Keyboard.
 

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Make sure your USB settings are set to "Highspeed". You also may want to try using a non-usb Keyboard.
At first, the USB (Mouse and KB) were disabled. I enabled them and now I'm not sure what to do. What is "Highspeed"
 

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Is your CDROM/DVD drive using a Sata or IDE interface?

Edit:

Make sure you do not have any USB devices in the USB port, this can disrupt the boot sequence.

Have you attempted to move your IDE or Sata ribbon to a different port?
 

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I think it is IDE. It looks like a long, wide, flat connector. The USB devices are the mouse and keyboard only.
 

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I've had some problems with x38 and USB keyboards before. The only fix I found was using a ps/2 keyboard during initial setup.
 

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I don't have a Ps/2 Keyboard.