To cut a long story short, it wouldn't boot from CD/DVD in windows 8 or it would of been an easy format and install. So I removed the hard drive, put it in another machine and low level format and full format and the hdd working fine and tested on my machine.
I put it back in the Aspire to load the Os (Win 7) but still no boot option on the Aspire from CD/DVD or an external USB attached DVD.
I fully checked bios options and boot priority, no joy. I reset bios via motherboard jumper, no joy. How can I get this machine to boot from DVD to install the new OS?
Any help would be appreciated.