My computer works fine, although slow. I want to reformat it & reinstall windows7. The dvdrom spins up fine, but computer doesn't seem to recognize it. Then I go to the boot menu & ask it to boot from cdrom. It starts, then says press any key to boot from cd. I press keys but it is as if it ignores the command & boots windows as normal. Any suggestions?
Is the win7 disk in the drive? Is it a legit. win7 disk? Is the drive shown in device manager? Check the data cable at the drive and the MB. Can you play a music cd or other media on the drive?
Yes it's in the drive. Yes it's legit. Yes the device is shown in device manager,everything is hooked up. I went to my computer, selected drive, it showed stuff on DVD, so now I hit setup & it installing windows. I clicked the custom option it showed my hard drive but made it seem like it would just install it over the old one. It said if I wanted to make changes I would have to boot from disk! Confused.
i doubt it but...
so it comes up to press any key to boot from cd, you press a key nothin happens?
is the keyboard usb? is usb keyboard enabled in bios? cause sometimes it will ignore your inputs o.O especially on the safe mode menu etc