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Why can't I install windows 7 on Acer laptop?

Last Modified: 2015-03-15
I have an Acer Aspire 7250 Series running windows 7 and was planning on selling this laptop, so I wriped the information off of it, replaced it back in the laptop, popped in the windows 7 installation disk to install a fresh copy of windows 7.  But the laptop claimed that there is no bootable disk and says to insert a disk and hit any key to try again.  
No matter what I do I cannot get it to boot from the installation disk.  
I cannot get into the BIOS, no matter which key I hit when the laptop starts up.  (Isn't F2 the right one?)
No matter which key I hit, it will not go into boot menue.
I changed out the dvd drive, thinking the drive might be bad but that didn't help either.
I also installed the hard disk in another laptop, installed windows 7 on it and put it back into the acer, but it still claimed there was no bootable disk.  
A little help would be appreciated
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