HP Pavillion dv5 won't boot but d4 will

I purchased and downloaded EasyRE for Windows Vista.iso to fix a friends HP laptop that originally came with Vista.

The laptop is a Pavillion dv5. I have a Pavillion d4 myself.

I can hit Esc at startup and then F9 to choose where to boot. I choose the CD/DVD drive.

It boots on my d4 but on my friends dv5 it reads the CD then just goes to the standard hard drive boot menu, but other discs boot on the dv5 like my Ubuntu, etc.

What can I do to get the dv5 to boot to this EasyRE disc???


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Do whatever you have to do on that machine to enter the BIOS settings to make sure that Boot Devices are set to show the CD/DVD drive first. Let's hope it's as simple as that.