I am trying to re-install Windows Vista from the CD that the laptop came with. When I boot from CD, it stays at the "Microsoft Corporation" screen with the green bar moving back and forth. I also tried using a Windows 7 CD and it did the same thing except it was on the "Starting Windows" screen.
I ran diagnostics on all the hardware, and they all passed. The hard drive is formatted so its completely blank.
When I inserted a Ubuntu CD it worked perfectly. But I really need to have Windows Vista on the machine.
Any suggestions? I'm using the discs that the laptop came with.
Dell Studio Laptop
WD 5400k rpm 320 HDD