Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24
Antman he mentioned that NTLDR came up. Since the Vista installer ran and failed that would mean that the bootloader is a little messed up right now which is fine. The issue I see here is that the Windows 7 DVD wasn't even booted...it skipped over it and tried to boot an OS. Bad Windows 7 disc or drive?
Not if the laptop is set to, or instructed to, boot from the DVD. On a Dell, press F12 to select boot device.
If DVD is selected, and the error appears, it means the DVD is not bootable.