I have an HP Pavilion dv9035nr notebook with a hard drive I just wiped clean. I want to install XP Media Center Edition 2005, which I have the HP recovery disks for... when I insert the first disk, and boot with it, it comes up to a black screen saying "Operating system not found". I set the boot order correctly, putting the CD-ROM drive first. I ran the hard drive diagnostic and it passes both the quick and the extended tests. The BIOS recognizes the hard drive. The CD-ROM drive is working because I am able to boot from a hard drive wiper disk. I tried resetting the BIOS to default. I even had Best Buy run a 4-hour long diagnostic and all the hardware is in perfect working order. I have called HP technical support multiple times but everything they ask me to do doesn't help. They have sent me replacement disks 2 times thinking that the disks themsevles were defective.
I don't understand. There obviously isn't an operating system becuase I deleted it. I want to boot from the CD to install an operating system, and the boot order in the BIOS is set to do that. Why doesn't this happen?
I don't know what else to try. I've looked all over the internet for an answer.