Hello all. My friend gave me his laptop to reinstall Windows 7 for him. We backed everything up and are ready to reinstall and reformat. Problem is, even though I set the DVD drive to boot first from the BIOS, it won't actually load the DVD. It will sit at a black screen for about 20 seconds and then asks which version of Windows I'd like to load. It simply won't bring up the text "Press any key to load from CD". Does anyone have any suggestions or know why this would happen? Thank you very much in advance!
It's showing the version of Windows 7 that is currently installed. It's virus-ridden and basically inoperable. There is no secondary partition on the HDD. All I'm trying to do is boot from the official Windows 7 DVD and reformat/reinstall. It's not allowing me to boot from the DVD even though it's set to load from the drive first. The disk shows up in Windows explorer (it loads, but takes a good 10 minutes before you're able to do anything) but the computer simply will not boot from the drive. Any other ideas?