To boot from a disc you need to go into the BIOS and change the boot device priority to your CD drive.
I did that
then I went back into BIOS to make sure it was set to boot from the CD drive--It was, but in order to get it to do it I had to unplug the drives.
My original question is: Is there a way to refresh the original software that comes already installed on a hard drive from the factory so the computer will recognise it?
Maybe I wasn't too clear on that.