How to Boot From CD With a HP Pavilion

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.

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CD-ROM drive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.