Question: How Do You Boot To CD/DVD-ROM on an HP Laptop one time (e.g., to reformat it)?
- Turn off the laptop.
- Turn on the laptop, and when it is booting up, press Escape.
- Then choose option "F11" for System Recovery.
- You'll see a screen for "Choose an option."
- Select "Use a Device."
- Then select "Internal CD/DVD-ROM Drive (UEFI)" (or the USB stick option).
- When booting up you'll get a window that says "The selected boot device failed. Press <Enter> to Continue". Press enter.
- In the "Boot Manager" window, scroll to "Internal CD/DVD-ROM Drive" (or the USB stick option) and press enter
n.b. You cannot merely move the .ISO file to a CD/DVD or USB stick. It must be burned a special way (e.g., using Rufus). There is a portable version of the software program called Rufus that does not require installation. Some laptops only have CD ROMs and cannot read DVDs. Having incorrect boot media (e.g., a DVD in a CD ROM or an .ISO merely placed on a USB stick), will result in the boot order skipping the device after powering on the laptop.