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NIceguy2005
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HP 2000 cannot boot from cd rom

I have made a DVD boot disc, but cannot get my HP 2000 to boot from CD ROM.  I altered the bios setup to enable boot from CD ROM and I made CD/DVD the first boot option.  I also have tried F9 to enter the boot options menu.  I do not see an option to boot from CD ROM.  How can I get my HP 2000 to boot from CD/DVD?

 

I am messing around with the TAILS operating system.  My ultimate goal is to boot TAILS from the DVD drive.  I also have tried booting tails from USB, but after reading a while on this issue I have read that some HP machines do not support booting from USB.

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NIceguy2005
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Re: HP 2000 cannot boot from cd rom

Also, I am running WIndows 8.1.  I have not applied any bios updates, only routine windows patches.

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Re: HP 2000 cannot boot from cd rom

Hi:

 

If your notebook originally came with Windows 8 or 8.1, you need to change some bios settings in order to boot from a DVD drive.

 

See the info below...

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&dlc=en&docname=c03736054&lc=en&jumpid=reg_r1002_us...

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NIceguy2005
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Re: HP 2000 cannot boot from cd rom

Thanks for the help.  I followed the instructions and disabled Secure Boot - confirmed after restart that it was changed.  I got to the screen that asks you to enter a code and entered the code. 

 

When at the Boot Options Menu I do not see a CD/DVD option.  Still only two options are Boot Manager and UEFI.

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Re: HP 2000 cannot boot from cd rom

You're very welcome.

 

Unfortunately, I have no idea why the optical drive is not listed as a bootable device after you have changed the applicable BIOS settings.

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NIceguy2005
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Re: HP 2000 cannot boot from cd rom

How do I check if I have the most up to date bios for my system?

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Re: HP 2000 cannot boot from cd rom

I would need to know the full model number of your HP 2000 in order to post the link to the support and driver page.

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NIceguy2005
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Re: HP 2000 cannot boot from cd rom

I need to resurrect this thread.  Still cannot boot from the CD drive.  I have verified my boot disc, so the problem is with the laptop.  Same setup as I noted above regarding bios and OS.  

 

Laptop is HP 2000-2d60DX

Bios is INSYDE F.45, 2/10/2014

 

My basic problem is still that when I enter the boot options menu, boot from CD/DVD is not an option. 

 

While researching I did come across this post,  http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Recovery/How-to-boot-from-USB-with-the-new-uefi-bios/td-p/2552... It states that legacy boot needs to be enabled.  However, when begining to enable Legacy Boot I receive the warning that the laptop will not be able to boot the OS (Windows 8.1), so I cancel changes.  I would prefer not to have to enable/disable legacy boot everytime I try to switch between Windows and TAILs.

 

At this point, it would help to confirm that I have the needed version of the Bios (guess I should call it UEFI).  Also, clarify if enabling Legacy Boot is needed.

 

Thanks.

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Re: HP 2000 cannot boot from cd rom

Yes, you've to enable Legacy boot & disable secure boot.

Please read on the last troubleshooting in this document:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=uk&lc=en&docname=c03653226#N1494

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