|EWC, Can you get into the setup when the computer starts? Verify that the HDD ( hard drive) is listed and the CDROM drive as well. If not, power down and seat the cables. ALWAYS power down and remove the power cable to do anything inside the case.|
I assume you are following static precautions.
• Setup & Boot Menu — displays both (F2=Setup and F12=Boot Menu)
When the machine starts, do you get the option for boot menu or selecting the boot device by pressing F12 key? You want to select the cdrom drive. You can leave the OS install disk in the drive until you get the install running.
Since it was running to do the wipe, It should be running to do an install, if nothing has changed. Let us know want is happening by posting messages from the display.