I'm trying to install Windows 7 on a new hard drive on my Dell Studio XPS. I have tried F12 and select the CDROM. I've also set in the BIOS for it to boot to the CDROM first. But I keep getting the message
"No Diagnostic Utility Partition Identified; Press any key to reboot..."
It first boots it looks like it going to boot to the cd (green light is on and CD spinning) but then it goes to the Dell Studio XPS splash screen followed by - "No Diagnostic Utility Partition Identified; Press any key to reboot"
When I push F12 and select CDROM it goes direct to the error message. No green light on the CDROM. I have tried booting to a USB CDROM and tried a different internal CDROM - same error message comes up.
Any help would be great.