How to set Server 2008 computer to boot from CD/DVD driver? I am a computer beginner, operating in the BIOS is a difficulty to me. But unfortunately I forgot my computer password, and I was locked out of my computer. I have to use a password program to create a password reset disk to recover password on my system.
Creating a windows server 2008 password reset disk with Vodusoft password reset software is very easy. You just need to download a Windows Server 2008 password recovery tool, and install it in an accessible computer, and burn it to a USB or burn to CD/DVD to create a password reset disk. I do not have a USB, but I have a blank CD, so I use it to create a password reset disk.
When I look at the Vodusoft password reset guide, the problem came with me. It asks me to set the Server 2008 computer to boot from CD/DVD. But when I insert the password reset disk to the locked computer, and restart it, it did not run as the guide describes but directly ran to the windows log in a screen. This problem bother me so much, I have to connect with the software provider. Luckily, I set my server windows password successfully at the end with the help of him.
Set Server 2008 computer to boot from CD/DVD
Setting the computer to boot with CD is not that difficult if we know the steps clearly, here I am very glad to show you the steps:
Tips: the steps to set a computer to boot from CD/DVD-ROM may be a little different on different computers, and the BIOS Entry Key may be different too. You can look at the BIOS Entry Key table at the end of this article. Here I take HP, for example, to set a computer to boot from CD/DVD.
Restart/start the locked computer, and press BIOS Entry Key (F1 or F10) immediately and repeatedly until BIOS screen appears.
Use right and left a key to move the select item to the Boot option.
Use up and down key to move the CD-ROM Diver item to the first.
Press F10 to save the change setting, when appearing with the message “Save configuration changes and exit now?” press on entering to set a computer to reboot.
BIOS Entry Key table for different computers and BIOS:
|Manufacturer||Model||BIOS Entry Key|
|Toshiba||Portege, Satellite, Tecra, Equium||F1 or ESC|
|DELL||Dell Inspiron, Dell Dimension …||F2|
|HP||HP Notebook PCs …||F10 or F1|