Boot the computer from your Windows 7 installation DVD. <----My computer will not boot from CD. Yes I have set boot from CD as "1" in the BIOS. It gives the error no boot sector on internal HD. Even after I choose boot from CD drive.
I don't believe so. I pressed F12 till I got this msg:
Then I pressed enter. (This should allow it to boot from CD -- right?). It does not. Instead I get this message no matter what I do.
I am using Win7 Upgrade disk. It is a 2 disk kit.
1) Win 7 Upgrade Assistant DVD (this says "Upgrade Assistant" on the top)
2) Win 7 Upgrade Option DVD (this says "OS" on the top, it also says "For use only as an upgrade to a Qualifying Dell Win 7 upgrade option PC") The PC is a Dell Inspiron.
Instructions that came with the CD kit says to start with DVD 1. Also just to be clear, I have installed a brand new Hard Drive in the PC. It has nothing on it. The old HD with Win XP on it was too small in capacity.
If I choose CD 2 here is what happens (Windows Boot Mgr Screen):
Hit enter and I get Windows Boot Mgr Screen back...