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Windows 7: Boot laptop from CD

3 Weeks Ago   #1
sam49

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 
Boot laptop from CD

Hi i dont know if this post is in the correct place but i need advice please

I have been given a Acer aspire 5734Z laptop running windows 7 the problem i have is the person that gave me the laptop has forgot the password

I have tried to boot from a bootable USB and cd but what ever settings i have in the bios it still boot to ther hard drive

I have attached a screenshot of the bios but can someone tell me what to do next




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3 Weeks Ago   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

You need to make sure the CD works and boots on another pc is this a modern system that may have secure boot set as that may stop it
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
XweAponX

Windows 7 (My Idea)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sam49 View Post
Hi i dont know if this post is in the correct place but i need advice please

I have been given a Acer aspire 5734Z laptop running windows 7 the problem i have is the person that gave me the laptop has forgot the password

I have tried to boot from a bootable USB and cd but what ever settings i have in the bios it still boot to ther hard drive

I have attached a screenshot of the bios but can someone tell me what to do next
Move the item at IDE1 to the very top: HL-DT-STDVDRAM, that should be the first item. THEN the USB Items, THEN the HDD of the system. Once you have your Physical (not USB) Optical Device selected as first boot item, your system will automatically boot to that medium. If it is a Windows 7 Installer, you will see "Press any key to boot from disk" - However, you don't really need to wipe the device:

Use Hiren's Boot CD (googol it) to unlock the password, there is a Windows NT/2k/XP/Vista/7/8 Offline Password utility that even works on Windows 10 to some extent (except on accounts that are dependent upon your Microsoft account for Login).

Also always check with your Device manufacturer's website for boot order instructions, this was pretty easy to find, but it may or may not work with your exact device:

Changing Boot order
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
sam49

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
Move the item at IDE1 to the very top: HL-DT-STDVDRAM, that should be the first item. THEN the USB Items, THEN the HDD of the system. Once you have your Physical (not USB) Optical Device selected as first boot item, your system will automatically boot to that medium. If it is a Windows 7 Installer, you will see "Press any key to boot from disk" - However, you don't really need to wipe the device:

Use Hiren's Boot CD (googol it) to unlock the password, there is a Windows NT/2k/XP/Vista/7/8 Offline Password utility that even works on Windows 10 to some extent (except on accounts that are dependent upon your Microsoft account for Login).

Also always check with your Device manufacturer's website for boot order instructions, this was pretty easy to find, but it may or may not work with your exact device:

Changing Boot order
Thank you followed the advice and it worked just fine

Thanks again
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
XweAponX

Windows 7 (My Idea)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sam49 View Post
Thank you followed the advice and it worked just fine

Thanks again
No Problem, I've had to deal with this hundreds of times, so I knew exactly what it was. Sometimes a particular system will not be as friendly to users who want to change boot order items, especially on newer systems, but in your case it was one of the easy ones.
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