bobpur wrote:However, as this laptop had an OS before I reformatted it and it worked (Kind of) I must place the shape of the BIOS on the previous owner.
It was probably a 'company' laptop or something like that? Some companies do that so that people who accidentally removed the pre-installed OS just need to connect to the corporate network again and they automatically get the latest OS image again, e.g. you come back from vacation, plug your network into the corporate LAN ... you go to the coffee machine while it boots, you come back ... and whoah! There is a shiny new OS with the latest patches on your laptop.
.. Or something like that.
Probably you just need to change the boot order, e.g. get into the BIOS, search for the location where "Boot Order" is defined, and then make sure the order is something like e.g.:
- Removable Media (Floppy, USB)
Depending on the maker and the version of the BIOS the options you can choose from may differ.