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KilianekK
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boot cd won't work...can't change bios at startup after using all F1-10 plus Control Alt S

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boot cd won't work...can't change bios at startup after trying all F1-10 and Control Alt S         worked somehow in the past and was able to get to the boot bios at startup

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Re: boot cd won't work...can't change bios at startup after using all F1-10 plus Control Alt S

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Hello

[start]This is an automatic response
in order to avoid writing the same thing each time

Some elements may therefore not apply to you 
To be able to answer you effectively, we need some information

 

we need the exact model of your computer, and the product number
To find it follow this
for a desktop computer

HP Desktop PCs - How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? | HP® Customer Support
and for a laptop
HP Notebook PCs - How Do I Find My Product Name or Number? | HP® Customer Support

Give the full name with the product number P / N


this is not a model:
HP Desktop M01-F1xxx
the requested product number must look like this
Product Number: 9EE50AA # ABA
the model corresponding to this number will therefore be
HP Desktop - M01-F1033wb

Give the full version of windows

for windows 10 type winver in the search box
if you give the best information
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Learn how to use the Community

 

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I can not read the product number even using a magnifying glass....

It is an HP Pavillion Windows 7.

I appreciate your response as I've tried each F# plus more things that I read on line.

It did boot once a long time ago using the windows 7 CD that was purchased but not this time.

Help!  Thanks...Karen

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Model number could be 15-cf(0079nr

Am using an external CD drive.

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This is a windows 7

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hi

sorry, I replied when I had read this mentioned in your message

"Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32-bit)  "

 

https://support.hp.com/ie-en/document/c06046872

finally mentioned originally with windows 10!
So you had already done what is recommended, probably to install windows 7?
What do you want to do now finally?

 

shut down the computer completely
restart with the cd in the drive, and immediately hit the escape key
do you have the menu as mentioned here?

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03736054

Echap / f9

Illustration: Startup Menu

 

https://support.hp.com/ie-en/product/hp-pavilion-15-cs0000-laptop-pc/20284004/model/21984315/documen...

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Appreciate your trying....thanks so much!

Didn't work, (the escape pressing at second intervals) at startup) tried over 5 times.

Also tried some of the other Fs with the seconds pressing...

Had held and also tried one press on all of the others.

Have spent hours on this as you are spending lots of time.

That should have been the answer!!!  Again thanks.  Karen

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