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Windows 7: Boot error code: 5

21 Jan 2009   #1
refacho

Windows XP
 
 
Boot error code: 5

Hello friends i'm new in this forum. I downloaded the last version of Windows 7 in microsoft page, burned a dvd and when tryed install using boot and appears this message: Cannot boot from CD - Code error: 5

Need help,

Thx anyway.


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21 Jan 2009   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi refacho and welcome to Windows Seven Forums,

You might want to take a look at these videos on how to install.
Windows 7 Forums - How to Intall the Winows 7 Beta [HD]
Windows 7 Forums - How to dual-boot Windows 7 BETA on a Vista computer
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21 Jan 2009   #3
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello refacho,

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Did you burn the iso to disk or did you extract the iso and burn the files and folders to disk? If you did the latter, I don't think the disk will be bootable. Wasn't when I did it that way.

Hope you get it sorted. Please keep us posted.

Gary
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21 Jan 2009   #4
darkassain

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by refacho View Post
Hello friends i'm new in this forum. I downloaded the last version of Windows 7 in microsoft page, burned a dvd and when tryed install using boot and appears this message: Cannot boot from CD - Code error: 5

Need help,

Thx anyway.
hello refacho and welcome to the forums

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
Hello refacho,

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Did you burn the iso to disk or did you extract the iso and burn the files and folders to disk? If you did the latter, I don't think the disk will be bootable. Wasn't when I did it that way.

Hope you get it sorted. Please keep us posted.

Gary
if the above does not apply
this can also mean that refacho has eithier a bad disc or a bad iso

either burn it again with the lowest burn setting and if it does not work redownload it again....
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21 Jan 2009   #5
refacho

Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Hi refacho and welcome to Windows Seven Forums,

You might want to take a look at these videos on how to install.
Windows 7 Forums - How to Intall the Winows 7 Beta [HD]
Windows 7 Forums - How to dual-boot Windows 7 BETA on a Vista computer
Hello Airbot thx for videos
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
Hello refacho,

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Did you burn the iso to disk or did you extract the iso and burn the files and folders to disk? If you did the latter, I don't think the disk will be bootable. Wasn't when I did it that way.

Hope you get it sorted. Please keep us posted.

Gary
I'm burn the iso to disk.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
hello refacho and welcome to the forums



if the above does not apply
this can also mean that refacho has eithier a bad disc or a bad iso

either burn it again with the lowest burn setting and if it does not work redownload it again....
I'm used a verbatin midia (4 disks ) and downloaded 3 times of Microsoft page. I can't understand this technical problem.

To all friends, thx for welcome .
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21 Jan 2009   #6
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hmmm. In addition to burning at lowest speed, as darkassain suggests, if you have the option to verify the burn, do so.

Are you using the same DVD player to burn as to install or are you downloading and burning on one comp. to install on another?

Gary
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21 Jan 2009   #7
refacho

Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
Hmmm. In addition to burning at lowest speed, as darkassain suggests, if you have the option to verify the burn, do so.

Are you using the same DVD player to burn as to install or are you downloading and burning on one comp. to install on another?

Gary
I burned this iso file in x2 speed and i have only one pc.
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21 Jan 2009   #8
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I'm stumped, sorry. Maybe someone else has an idea?

I can think of only one possible workaround, not a fix. If you have a set of XP boot floppies, you might be able to boot from those. At the A> prompt you could cd to your drive containing the DVD and type setup.exe and hit enter. If I remember right that is how I did a couple fresh installs way back when.

I'm assuming the comp runs fine in XP.

Gary
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22 Jan 2009   #9
refacho

Windows XP
 
 

The Windows XP works fine in my pc. I need find the resolution, cz i wanna try Windows 7 experience.



It's all. Help guys.
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31 Jan 2009   #10
lfete

Win 7
 
 

I have the same problem with installing win 7, I used star burn portable and another program, not burned on the computer I should test win 7, but other ones because i have only dvd player on the computer i suppose to install win 7. The dvd with win 7 works fine on the computers i burned the dvd. ??? I have a linux install dvd and that is working fine??
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