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had computer wiped clean and trying to install windows vista but cant get past the screen that comes up when it comes on. It says operating system not found. Try any key to continue..So I try to push a key and it comes right back up
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Sounds like you are booting to the hard drive still.
Did you go into the bios and change the boot sequence so that the cdrom is the first boot device?
To change Boot Sequence in your BIOS
Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL button
This will enter you into the Bios\Cmos area.
Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Boot Sequence or Boot Options and highlight that click Enter
Now highlight the first drive and follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to CDrom.
Change the second drive to the C or Main Drive
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit. Click Y and the system will now reboot with the new settings.

Hopefully you have already put the Vista cd in the drive before all this. If everything is setup correctly you will get a black screen with the following message in the upper left corner:
"Push Any Key To Boot To Cd". When you see this then push any key and the cd will take over. Then follow the prompts or if you need assistance we will help.

Edited by rshaffer61, 03 June 2010 - 01:42 PM.

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