Originally Posted by Chaddcl0ps
I spam F8 and it doesn't go into safe mode. Even if windows is not installed will it even boot into safe mode? Maybe there is a different key for an HP to boot into safe mode, not sure what it is. I'll try and find it. Thanks for the help so far.
I'm sorry, I think I misunderstood. I thought you said you had Windows installed and it was going through some form of finalization that I figured wasn't to at least be able to go into Safe Mode.
I suppose there exists a possibility that the other PC is having a compatibility issue with the external CD drive. Does this particular PC not have a CD drive?