I decided I wanted to create a hackintosh, so took a trip home to pick up my old PC and brought it back upto uni with me.
Its a pentium 4 3.2ghz
128mb ATI radeon 9600
I had XP on there and now have 7 but I need to get into the BIOS to change the hard drive settings so OSX will read my HD
basically my problem is before windows starts there are several colours appearing on my screen which change slowly and so I cant see anything before windows starts although when a bootable CD is in it will ask if I want to boot the CD so I can see that text but nothing before it, I have tried clearing the CMOS and will try and update the BIOS.
The first thing I would do is remove and reseat my graphics card, especially knowing it has been traveling. Make sure the machine is unplugged and that you are grounded (leaning bare arm against case while working in machine should suffice).
Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Home Built Desktop By DataTech OS Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1 CPU Intel i5-2550K, Differing ~4.4-4.8GHz No built in GPU Motherboard ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 Memory 16GB G.Skill Sniper 2133MHz 4x4GB Graphics Card ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 460 Sound Card Onboard Realtek 5-1 Monitor(s) Displays Samsung P2570HD Screen Resolution 1920x1080
Keyboard Old, beat-up Dell USB From 10 yrs Ago Mouse Gigabyte m6900 wired PSU Corsair HX650W Case Inwin Dragon Rider Cooling Hyper 212 EVO w/two Noctua fans, push-pull, @1300 RPM Hard Drives Crucial M4 128GB for OS, 750GB Seagate MomentusXT for data, 500GB Seagate Constellation for storage Internet Speed 8-19 Mbs down, 3-4 Mbs up Comcast Cable Antivirus Norton Internet Security Browser IE 9, Opera when needed Other Info 4 case fans, LG BluRay-RE, ASUS DVD-RW, Mr. Fusion power generator with flux capacitor, 1.21 gigawatts.