A desperate problem, need help anyone, please. I need to reinstall my OS. So, put the disc in the cd drive, closed it down, started it up again and pressed F12.The computer just ignored me and went straight into windows. So I tried it a few times more and the same thing happened. I then went looking for solutions. I found out about the boot order and how to change it. Still does not work. Now here's a mystery, with the OS disc in the drive and the computer on, I went into Windows Explorer,My Computer,clicked on DVD-RW Drive(E) and it was just blank. So I inserted the disc in another old laptop and did the same thing, everything is there, so I know the disc is OK. The thing is, other discs work. In device manager the DVD-RW Drive is there and it says it is working properly. Now I am stuck as I can't reinstall. Any ideas anyone? Just one more thing, I made a copy of the OS Disc to see if that would work. It doesnt (but again, it does work on the old laptop).