I am having trouble installing windows 7 or any os including linux mint on my laptop! I have used parted magic to format and divide my 230GB to 3 partitions of NTFS but whenever I insert the cd windows installation does\'nt boot up and I just have a black screen. (The drive works fine cos I can use a Preinstaled environment and the HDD is ok coz I can see its size and format it through the PE.) Help I am furstrated and need to get my life in order!
Did you go into the bios and change the boot order so the CD/DVD is first? Once you do that, you can boot off the windows install CD. During the install of windows, you are also given the option to create/delete partitions and format. In fact, I'd go this route instead of parted magic.