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Windows 7: Boot error code: 5


23 May 2009   #31

Win 7 7100
 
 
Use mReXiTuS smart method!

I just tried mReXiTuS, Junior Member method on Page 2:

"You need Vista install DVD. Boot Vista Installation, choose Language press next and than press "Repair my computer". On next window u will have few options, choose "command promt". Remove Vista DVD and insert Windows 7 Install DVD. Navigate to DVD (for example d: or e:, depends on your drives setting, than go to folder sources (type "cd sources"), and type "setup". Installation will start shortly. Now just follow instructions "

It works perfectly! and you dont have to mess with floppies et al..

So much easier.. Thanks, mReXiTuS!


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26 May 2009   #32
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XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Thanks for the tut!

There are other mobos besides AsRock that are affected. I have a MSI board and get that error.
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07 Jun 2009   #33

Windows 7 RC1 PT-PT
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mReXiTuS View Post
I have solution.

You need Vista install DVD. Boot Vista Installation, choose Language press next and than press "Repair my computer". On next window u will have few options, choose "command promt". Remove Vista DVD and insert Windows 7 Install DVD. Navigate to DVD (for example d: or e:, depends on your drives setting, than go to folder sources (type "cd sources"), and type "setup". Installation will start shortly. Now just follow instructions

Good luck
Oh man!!! i just register on this forum to thank you !! it's works perfectly!

Thanks again i just installed windows a few minutes ago and all i know it's very beautiful and simple and great!
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08 Jun 2009   #34

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

this is for the people without a Vista DVD...

you dont even need a separate vista DVD...
but using the same tutorial as described a few posts up you can create it yourself...
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08 Jun 2009   #35

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Build 7268.0.090701-1900
 
 

quit honestly, I think this has to do with one of two things:

1) XP-only bios settings. This is quite common among AMD boards, although I've seen it in intel's as well. Look in your Bios for any XP settings that can be turned off while you go through the install. an example of this would be the XP-style 'hybernate' that isen't compatible with Vista/Windows 7 at all. amongst others

To root cause this, i'd try to install from a USB key. This uses less materials, and will rule out the possibility of your DVD burner being the failed component in this series.

Hope this helps, let me know if you have further trouble.

-D
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10 Jun 2009   #36

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Can I but in and ask why my monitor when my pc has rebooted during the installation of Win 7 RC will only show
"OUT OF RANGE
H - 35.6 KHZ V + 87.2 HZ
720 x 400."
I have used both the gujin and the unawave methods of overcoming the "code 5 failure" and I can get my old pc to boot and apparently load all the files, setup and update but when it reaches finalising installation and it reboots my monitor shows nothing but out of range.
I have tried various monitors that have screen resolutions from 800 x 600 up to 1400 x 900 but nothing changes.
The pc is a Packard Bell NEC tower, SiS650 mainboard with onboard SiS650 graphics, 768Mb RAM, 40 Gb HD, DVD-R, soundblaster audio.
The pc seems to continue to load Win 7 presumably until in needs a response but no picture is seen.
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11 Jun 2009   #37

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Build 7268.0.090701-1900
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wired retired View Post
Can I but in and ask why my monitor when my pc has rebooted during the installation of Win 7 RC will only show
"OUT OF RANGE
H - 35.6 KHZ V + 87.2 HZ
720 x 400."
I have used both the gujin and the unawave methods of overcoming the "code 5 failure" and I can get my old pc to boot and apparently load all the files, setup and update but when it reaches finalising installation and it reboots my monitor shows nothing but out of range.
I have tried various monitors that have screen resolutions from 800 x 600 up to 1400 x 900 but nothing changes.
The pc is a Packard Bell NEC tower, SiS650 mainboard with onboard SiS650 graphics, 768Mb RAM, 40 Gb HD, DVD-R, soundblaster audio.
The pc seems to continue to load Win 7 presumably until in needs a response but no picture is seen.
This is your motherboard's default or minimum graphics setting. Theres alot of monitors that still support 720x400, but its a dwindling rez, and there wont be many.

you might find some video settings in the bios, the first place I'd check is there. Other than that, would need to find a montor that will pick up that freq...
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11 Jun 2009   #38

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antalgebra View Post
This is your motherboard's default or minimum graphics setting. You might find some video settings in the bios, the first place I'd check is there. Other than that, would need to find a montor that will pick up that freq...
Perhaps you can explain something for me? When I install Win XP or Win Vista on the pc this does not happen? The default settings remain the same, so what difference does installing Win 7 make?
Another forum guy showed me how to use an unattend.xml file to set the colour, resolution and refresh-rate at boot-up. This works at boot-up but when the pc restarts during installation if the unattend file brings the monitor back into range I get a
"INSTALL WINDOWS
Windows could not parse or process the unattend answer file for pass (specialize).
The settings specified in the answer file cannot be applied.
The error was detected while processing settings for component
(Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup)."
message and the only action is an installation failure.
Most times I just simply get the out of range window.
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06 Jul 2009   #39

Windows XP, Vista, 7
 
 

As found on A Product of Society » “Select CD-ROM Boot Type :” prompt during Vista SP1 (or Server 2008) x64 Boot on Macbook (Some slight edits)

Quote:
From Microsoft Support Site (Ref Error Code 5): You cannot start the computer by using a CDFS-based image file to install Windows Vista: (Also Applies to Windows 7)
Quote:
This problem occurs because the ETFSBOOT.COM program does not handle file versions according to the International Standards Organization (ISO) 9660 specification.
Note The ETFSBOOT.COM program creates the CD boot sector.
The ISO 9660 specification instructs that a name for a file record should consist of the file name that is followed by the file version. Also, the specification instructs that you must separate the file name and the file version by a semicolon. For example, the following file record is valid:
FileName;1
The Windows PE file system driver handles the file version as an option. However, the ETFSBOOT.COM program cannot locate the Setupldr.bin/Bootmgr file if you use a file version.
Note The CDimage.exe program does not append a file version to a file name in a file record.
Therefore, if you use a program other than CDimage.exe or OSCDimg.exe to create the CDFS image file, the computer does not start from the image.
The complex solution is outlined on Jowie’s Blog (in much greater detail than here)
The simple solution is as follows (taken from: Sergio Mcfly’s Blog):
  1. Download Vista SP1/2008 x64 ISO (Windows 7 ISO) from MSDN (Microsoft), or grab your CD
  2. Create 3 folders c:\efi-iso c:\efi-exe c:\efi-dvd
  3. Download oscdimg.exe from here into c:\efi-exe
  4. Extract iso using 7-Zip or WinRAR (Or copy the contents of the DVD) into c:\efi-dvd
  5. Start up a command prompt (Start -> Run -> cmd)
  6. Type: cd c:\efi-exe
  7. Type: oscdimg -n -m -bc:\efi-dvd\boot\etfsboot.com c:\efi-dvd c:\efi-iso\server2008dvd.iso

Follow the instructions as stated only replace "Vista SP1/2008 x64 ISO" with your Windows 7 ISO.

I recommend 7-Zip highly. It's the best all around compression/decompression utility I have found. It's easy to use for almost all compressed file types.

In the command line that reads:
oscdimg -n -m -bc:\efi-dvd\boot\etfsboot.com c:\efi-dvd c:\efi-iso\server2008dvd.iso

You can replaceserver2008dvd.iso With any file name you wish, I used Windows 7.iso.

Hope this helps.
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12 Jul 2009   #40

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

jcgriff,
Thanks for that. Sorry for the late reply, I've just found your post.
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