So, I have a friend's HP Pavilion sitting here in my office. I need to do a hard drive swap. The computer has one HDD, which is completely fried - it won't even power up. Straightforward job - she wants me to put in a new drive, and reinstall Windows 7 on that drive.
Here's the problem: I've been trying to access the BIOS - specifically, to change the boot order - so that I can boot from the Windows disk and get the OS installed. The thing will NOT let me change the boot order. I've tried every POST keystroke and keystroke combination I can find - even from the HP forums, but the thing will not let me into the BIOS. The boot menu does NOT give me the option to change the boot order - which I find perplexing.
Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.