Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:52 AM
OK, actually I am now able to insert DVD in the drive. That part works.
This is a Dell Studio 1537, a gift from my daughter who bought herself a new laptop. She kept the original install CD for Windows 7 Pro x64 and made a copy of it for me.
So this is where I am now:
Even though I was able to install Windows 7 before, now I'm getting a NTDLR missing message, have no idea why. I did install a new hard drive, which is recognized and works (I was able to install Windows XP on the same drive). I have set the mode in BIOS to both IDE and AHCI, same NTDLR missing message.
So, any ideas would be helpful. Thanks.