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aliceclarkson
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Windows 8 HP Pavillion Laptop won't boot from cd?

Hello everyone,

I have a Windows 8 HP Pavillion Laptop. I've forgotten the password to my account, but I wasn't worried because I had a recovery disk. However, even with the cd in the laptop, I've directed to the login page each time. I want the cd to run instead and recover my account! I've enabled Legacy in BIOS and disable Safe Boot, and I've even changed startup order to put CD startup first. None of it's working though. Can anyone help me? I'd really like to access my laptop soon.

Thanks,

Alice

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CherylG
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Immediately after powering on the laptop tap the Esc key to get a menu. Next tap F9 boot options. Use the arrow key to move down and select/highlight the CD/DVD drive then tap the Enter key.


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aliceclarkson
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Re: Windows 8 HP Pavillion Laptop won't boot from cd?

I tried that, yet when the recovery cd boots, I'm told that the system isn't found. I've tried both Windows Recovery Tool and Windows Password Key and they both tell me the same thing. Meanwhile, I'm still locked out. Is there a way around this?

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aliceclarkson
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Never mind, I was able to make it work by using a different recovery program. Thank you for your help.

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Good to hear. My first impulse was that the tools you were using are not compatible with Windows 8. Was actually  in process of searching for something else.:smileyhappy:


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I use the boot menu.  I select the drive. Still,  it will not boot from confirmed bootable DVD. The disk works on my other computers. They boot fine. An HP pavillion dv2000 ignores that and boots from c anyway. Aggrevating.

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@WTFiswithHP 

 

Perhaps the DVD drive is bad/failing in your DV2000.


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