Forgot to mention, the DVD rom is spinning when the power button is pushed.
I'm working on a Compaq Presario F700. The hard drive went bad so I picked up a new one. The machine boots to BIOS but will not allow me to boot to a CD. I have set the order in BIOS with no success. I only get the 'Operating system not found' error.
I have used several re-installation CDs that I have, both Vista and XP.
I'm at my wits end. Any ideas?