How To Set Computer To Boot From CD/DVD

Now you need another simple but important step to accomplish recovering password with "Windows Password Rescuer" or "Windows 7 Password Rescuer". Here we take Award BIOS Utility for example to show you how to set your computer to boot from CD drive(boot from DVD is the same as this) via changing the boot order in BIOS SETUP.

However, there are some differences such as Entry Key and menu options in various BIOS model of computer because it depend on your Computer Mainboard and devices. Take it easy, the key steps on any BIOS SETUP are similar.

Key steps:
1. Press BIOS Entry Key(F2/DELETE/Other) to access BIOS setup utility.
2. Find out boot option and get into it.
3. Find out the Boot Priority/Boot Sequence and select CD-ROM as the first boot device.


Award BIOS is one of the most popular BIOS SETUP Utility. It is easy to change the BIOS setting. Now insert your Windows password recovery CD/DVD to your computer:


1. Start/Restart your computer and hit DELETE(BIOS Entry KEY) immediately to run BIOS SETUP.

   bios entry key

2. When AwardBIOS setup screen appears, use ↑/↓key to select Advanced Bios Features item and hit Enter.

   phoenix main

3. Use down key to select First Boot Drive item, hit Enter and press down key again to choose CDROM option for the First Boot Device.

   phoenix bios

4. Hit F10 to save your setting and exit if you complete the setup. Choose YES and hit Enter when a confirm massage pops up, then the computer will restart automatically and boot from your Windows password recovery disk.


BOIS Entry Key:

Manufacturer Model BIOS Entry key
HP HP and Compaq Desktop PCs (Built in 2006 or later (came with Vista or Windows 7)) F10
HP HP and Compaq Desktop PCs (Built before 2006 (XP or earlier) ) F1
HP HP Notebook PCs F10
DELL Dell Inspiron, Dell Dimension, Dell Precision, Dell Optiplex, Dell Vostro
Dell XPS
DELL Dell Latitude Fn+F1
Acer Aspire, Power, Veriton, Extensa, Ferrari, TravelMate, Altos DEL or F2
Gateway DX, FX, One, GM, GT, GX, Profile, Astro F1
Gateway Older model F2
Lenovo Lenovo F2
Fujitsu,NEC, Sharp Fujitsu,NEC, Sharp F2
Toshiba Portégé, Satellite, Tecra, Equium F1 or ESC
Toshiba Toshiba Equium F12
Shuttle Glamor G-Series, D'vo, Prima P2-Series, Workstation, X Mini XPC, Surveillance F1 or DEL
Phoenix Phoenix BIOS F2
AMD® (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.) AMD® (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.) BIOS F1
AMI (American Megatrends, Inc.) AMI (American Megatrends, Inc.) BIOS DEL