HP A420N How To Boot From USB

I have been putting together a simple PC for someone. However, I just found out that it seems there is an issue with the CD ROM. So I am wondering, if I get the disc image on a USB drive is there a way to get the HP to boot from it?
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This thread http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/253863-30-pavilion-a420n seems to indicate that the option does not indicate in you bios but won't hurt to check.
Check the BIOS.  

There may be options there that control which devices boot first.  Some BIOSes allow USB devices to boot first, some don't.  You'll have to check yours.
Aaron TomoskySD-WAN SimplifiedCommented:
Booting a USB isn't as simple as pitting an Iso on the drive. Acronis has a nice USB creator and there are some tutorials on how to get a windows disc image onto a USB that work well for other disc images. This is the one I have followed with success:

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i would suggest to replace the cd rom drive - much easier, and better solution -  and it does not cost an arm and a leg...
you can also test the old one on another pc - it could be the cable, or motherboard also
Rob HutchinsonDesktop SupportCommented:
As another alternative solution if you have a spare external USB CD/DVD drive, just go into the BIOS and disable the existing CD/DVD drive then attach the external USB CD/DVD drive and it should install fine if the original problem was with the internal CD/DVD drive.

Majo2469Author Commented:
The problem was the media, not the drive. However, all these answers are valid, appreciated, and expertly stated.

Thank you experts!
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