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08-12-2016 04:33 PM
My drive failed. I have installed a new drive and I have the recovery CDs but the system gets to the HP BIOS screen and will not let me change the Boot Menu or enter setup to select the boot drive.
If I disconnect the DVD and the new drive I get the message that I don't have a bootable drive.
How do I get the System Recovery to boot and install to my new drive?
Thanks for any help.
08-12-2016 05:55 PM
Are you sure the hard drive failed?
The models with the M2N78-LA (Violet6) motherboard, such as yours, are notorious for the drive controllers failing.
There are many posts on this forum regarding this matter.
To answer your question about how to get the PC to boot from disk 1 of the recovery set...
You should be able to tap the F9 key at the beginning of the HP welcome screen to get the one time boot options menu.
Select the DVD drive from the list, hit the enter key and watch the screen for a message that states in substance...'attempting to boot from DVD...press any key to boot from DVD'...