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HELLO THERE
If you go into bios and change the boot sequense to the cd rom first than the c drive than you should be able to just put the cd rom in the drive and turn off the computer and restart and when it turns back on it should say pressany key to boot from cd rom
and to be perfectly honest with you as long as this is a bootable cd rom you should just have to put in thecd rom and reboot the computer and it should come up just like i said earlier ok?
but if not do like i said and change the boot configuration so the computer boots from the cd rom first ok?
I hope that this has been very helpful for you
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HI,

you go into bios and change the boot sequense as follow 1: CD-Rom 2: HDD then Insert Bootable CD in CD-ROM & restart & when it turns back on it should say press any key to boot from cd rom then should be press any key by you.

I hope that this has been very helpful for you

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I just bought a Compaq Evo N410c used.  Seems like a good unit, only it came with XP SP1 and
I wanted to upgrade to SP3.  I don't have the docking station but I do have a SONY DRX-S50U USB DVDR drive which works fine with the laptop except I couldn't get it to boot from the XP CD - until I went to HP's Driver download page for the Compaq Evo N410c and downloaded the BIOS update (the first one on the list, the windows based one).  I downloaded the file to my desktop, ran it and when it rebooted I went into the BIOS and my Sony drive was now listed in the bootable devices section.  I was then able to boot from my XP CD and upgrade to SP3.

Remember when you are doing a flash update make sure you are connected to AC power. Interrupting the flash update process will turn your laptop into a brick. (This is why I am always nervous about updating BIOS on any machine but in this case it was worth the risk).

hitesh281's procedure describes how to turn your USB flash into a bootable device however it is important to note that the machine you are using must also support booting from USB devices.  All newer PCs and laptop do, older ones will require BIOS update like mine did.

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