A friend brought me her Dell Vista Home Premium computer and told me that the old hard drive had failed. She was afraid to swap out the hard drive and I told her I would help. She got a new 500 gig hard drive which I installed. No problem in hooking up the sata and power connectors. The CD/DVD drive as well as the Seagate hard drive are both recognized in BIOS.
She received a Windows Vista 32 bit Disc operating system disk from Dell. Dell also sent her drivers.
My problem is that after I've set the #1 boot priority to CD/DVD and restarted the computer does not boot from the installation disc. It shows a notice that there is no boot device.
I thought this would be a simple install. Not sure what I should do. I would sure appreciate any assistance. Thanks in advance.