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So I'm trying to format my friends HDD and install windows 7 onto his computer. He wants his HDD's wiped and windows 7 to be a fresh install, however when I restart his PC, go into BIOS, change the boot to CD/DVD I get past all the setting changes it goes to a black screen with ctrl+alt+del to restart slightly cut off at the top of the screen. Anyone know what I can do to format his HDD and reinstall windows 7?
    
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It seems like the DVD drive isn't recognize.

Is it showing in the bios?
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no it recognized, I'm switching to it in the bios to try and run the windows 7 cd. I find out when I remove the HDD from the equation entirely it works fine and wants to load the windows 7 install. However, I've tried another HDD and it still gives me the "bootmgr is missing press . . . to continue"
    
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you need to specify boot device.... my suggestion set cd-rom/dvd as first drive, then hdd's in second and third slots respectively, that way after post it attempts to read optical drive before switching to hdd's where bootmngr is missing hope that helps
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