when i turn it on, i dont see the normal start up screen id normally see on my pc, the first screen that asks you to push DEL if you want to change your settings, followed by the screen that checks your cdroms and asks to psuh any key to boot from cd, those 2 screens never appear on my laptop for some odd reason,
i need to format the laptop and reinstall windows, so far all ive tried is opening up the windows cd and running install from within winfowd itself, only problem is that option doesnt allow me to reformat my hard drive,
im not sure if its like this with all laptops or if mines just screwed up, could someone tell me if there is a way to enable those screens or to format the hard drive and install windows another way?
also, my laptopt only has a cdrom drive and no floppy drive so a boot disc is not going to work here, ive tried pushing f8 at start up and selected "Enable Boot Logging" but this did nothing for me
any help would be appreciated