How to Boot a Computer from CD or DVD

by Joey Williams Consultant

At times you may have to boot your computer to troubleshoot issues. If you want to booty your Windows or Mac computer, from a CD/DV, then read the instructions given below.

Steps to Boot a Computer from CD or DVD on Windows PC

•    Put the compact disk into the system drive. You have to place the compact disk symbol in the system optical disk drive. Make sure that the compact disk has the Windows version.

•    Go to the Start menu. You have to press on the Windows symbol given in the end left-hand side of the display, otherwise tap on the Windows key.

•    In case you are using Windows 8 on the computer, then move the mouse pointer in the upper right-hand column of the display and after that, press on the magnifying glass.

•    Press on the Power button. You will get this in the end left-hand side of the Start menu.

•    Press on the Restart option. It is located near the end of the context menu.

•    In case any program is working on the background, then press on the Restart anyway before moving to the next step.

•    Click and keep pressing on the Delete or F2 key to BIOS setup. Some of the systems will start indicating a text which is “Press (key) to enter setup” or other text which is the same as this text. Go through the text which will appear after restarting the system for verifying the key and after that, click on the BIOS setup.

•    Go to the Boot window. You have to click on the arrow keys for choosing the Boot option. The Boot window starts indicating the Boot Options, which will depend on the system’s manufacturer.

•    Choose the CD-ROM Drive button. Click the downward arrow key till you get the option which has a checkbox around it.

•    Click on the Plus key till you get the CD-ROM Drive option on the screen.

•    You need to save the changes you had made in settings.

Steps to Boot a Computer from CD or DVD on Mac

•    Place the compact disk into the system.

•    Press on the Apple icon.

•    Press on the Restart button.

•    Keep pressing the Cmd key.

•    Press on the compact disk symbol.

•    Click on the Return button.

Bob Martin is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at

Source : Computer

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