Need help with a new hard drive
Okay, gonna try to combine brevity with necessary info.
According to people more in the know than me, the old hard drive burned out in my laptop. (I still have my suspicions that the motherboard might be damaged; it runs hot enough that it might actually burn you if you put your hand over the fan vent).
The Hard Drive the burned out was a 320gb, 5400rpm, 2.5" SATA. It's a Seagate Momentus.
I bought a Seagate Momentus, 500gb, 7200rpm.
The new one's in the laptop, I know it's hooked up right, but I'm having problems. I've tried running both a Windows Vista and a Windows XP install disc, and neither one gets anywhere. I get an error message that reads, "No bootable device."
What do I do? Does the HDD need to be formatted? I replaced one in another laptop years ago with no issues, but this one's nothing but a headache.