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I am tring to format my hard drive but when I try to load windows but it will not go to my dvd rom when I turn it on it says invalid disk

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Ok you must go into the BIOS, usually by pressing a key immediately at turn on, and then select the DVD as FIRST BOOT DEVICE, and then back out, and save the settings, now next time you boot, it will either simply boot from the DVD or ask you if that's what you want to do. It often tells you on the screen.
Also sometimes, one can also press a key that will enable one to choose which device to load first, see if your PC has this?
What maybe happening now, is it's skipping the DVD and trying to access/boot from the new HDD, which of course, unprepared, then shows as an "Invalid disk"

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You need to set your bios to boot from CD/DVD first.
turn on your computer and hold either the f2 or del key to get to the bios.
then look at the settings for a option to change the boot drive order
make CD/DVD rom first then hard drive second.

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