How to Boot From CD With a HP Pavilion

by Contributing Writer ; Updated February 09, 2017

HP Pavilion is a series of desktop computers manufactured by Hewlett-Packard Company. Booting a Pavilion PC from a CD is commonly required to upgrade or reinstall the operating system, or carry out computer troubleshooting. To boot from a disc you need to modify the computer boot priority in the system setup called BIOS (Basic Input/Output System).

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Insert a bootable CD into the CD-ROM drive of your Pavilion PC.

Click the "Start" button from the desktop and choose "Restart" in the "Start" menu to reboot your Pavilion computer.

Press the "F1" or "F10" key when the Hewlett-Packard logo appears on the screen to enter the BIOS setup.

Navigate to the BIOS menu "Advanced" using the right/left arrow keys on your keyboard.

Get to the option "Boot Order" with up/down arrow keys, and press "Enter."

Select the first boot device under the "Boot Order menu option and press “Enter.”

Select "CD-ROM" from the list of available boot devices and press "Enter."

Press the “F10” key to save your changes and exit the BIOS setup. The computer will automatically restart and then will boot from the CD.

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