give this a try do you have a copy of SystemRescueCd burned to disk
and see if the live cd will boot , if not then it may be hardware also check warranty fine print .removing the factory installed OS might / mostlikely will null and void the HARDWARE warranty.
-- this is the same as putting a new radio in your car and that kills the warranty on the transmission --
it makes no sense but it IS what it is
some laptops have a manufacture custom bios installed check there site and find out .
there are other ways like mounting the laptop to a desk top sys and installing that way ,but i have not tried that and am not qualified in that area