How to Boot From the CD on a Compaq CQ60

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You may have to boot your Compaq Presario CQ60 from an operating system installation disc, a recovery disc or some other disc to run programs on your computer before the operating system on the computer starts up. To do this, you have to adjust the boot sequence so that the optical drive is the first option as opposed to the hard drive. This is done in the Setup Utility Program, which is accessible at system start-up.

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  1. 1

    Insert a CD into the optical drive and restart the computer.

  2. 2

    Press the "Esc" key when the "Press the ESC key for Startup Menu" message appears on-screen. This message will come on while the Compaq logo is on-sceen.

  3. 3

    Press the "F10" key when the Startup Menu appears on-screen to enter the Setup Utility Program.

  4. 4

    Use the arrow keys to select the "System Configuration Menu."

  5. 5

    Use the arrow keys to go to "Boot Options."

  6. 6

    Use the arrow keys to set the "CD-ROM boot" option to "Enable."

  7. 7

    Save the changes and exit the Setup Utility Program. The computer will restart from the disc inside the optical drive.

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