Try emailing the company you bought the laptop from. Ask them how they installed windows in the first place. Also, I know the notebook is capable of doing a network boot. I don't know exactly what that is but maybe look into it - it may allow you to network to your family pc and install windows from their cdrom drive. This is really strange though and you may want to make sure then didn't send you a broken dvd drive.
10/30/05 at 6:22am