I would suggest that after you have copied out
or made back-ups
of the data you need to save to external media you use Step One of this tutorial at the link below to do a wipe (secure erase) to the entire Hard Disk Drive, running this then using the outline in Step Two #2 to create and format a single 100GB partition using diskpart will get you a clean all and a chkdsk /r
for the best possible space to install Windows 7 to.
Quote: Originally Posted by richc46
Hello manticore, welcome to Seven Forums!
Richard has given you good information, perhaps you are having issues booting the Windows 7 DVD, have a look at this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed. How To Change the Drive Boot Priority in BIOS