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Windows 7: Code 5 error on boot with Windows 7


15 Jan 2009   #1

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Code 5 error on boot with Windows 7

I am having a problem with the install of Windows 7 on a 32 bit AMD system. I DL'd the file and copied it to DVD however after I set the setup to boot from CD 1st it looks for the boot files and then tells me that it cannot find the files and gives an error 5. I have loaded a beta version of Vista with out a problem on this same computer. I also used the Win 7 disk to load files into my regular system and it appeared to load without a problemAny information on this will be greatly appreciated, thank you in advance.

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15 Jan 2009   #2

 

Hi, liliwaste, and welcome to the forums.

I suspect you did not burn the .ISO file to disc correctly. Can you boot into a working install and then insert the DVD and use Windows Explore to look at the DVD and tell me what files you see?
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15 Jan 2009   #3

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I'll try that and get back to you

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Hi, liliwaste, and welcome to the forums.

I suspect you did not burn the .ISO file to disc correctly. Can you boot into a working install and then insert the DVD and use Windows Explore to look at the DVD and tell me what files you see?
Thanks John I will try that how ever I have a buddy in the IS Dept at work and he discovered this problem 1st. He did go on to install Win 7 on one of his lap tops and it ran well. I then took my sys home and am having the same problem and like I said I dropped the DVD in my main computer fired it up and it loaded without a problem. I was just wondering what an error 5 really was. Besides sorry charlie only the best tuna.
Thanks much
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15 Jan 2009   #4

XP
 
 
Reading the DVD

OK on the DVD the folders from the left are boot, efi, sources, upgrade, then files autorun and bootmgr, all on the top line and underneath that is setup. By the way when I read the disk the last screen showing is the install screen. I don't know whats causing the boot problem with the other computer especially when I can stick the old longhorn DVD in the computer and away it goes. There are two new DVD Drives in the unit also so I'm pretty sure that is is not a hardware problem.
Thanks for all your help
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16 Jan 2009   #5

 

Hmmm - then it might be something entirely different - is either machine overclocked?

Windows 7 would *not* install at all until I removed the OCing I had on my machine...
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17 Jan 2009   #6

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got the same error trying to boot from the Windows 7 dvd I created. So I booted on an activedisk cd that allowed me to navigate to the dvd drive and choose setup and it installed without any problem.
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17 Jan 2009   #7

 

weird.

Although I do remember that an XP disc I had burned worked flawlessly for me every time I used it - but 2 friends tried (3 years apart) and neither could get it to boot correctly....
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31 Jan 2009   #8

Win 7
 
 
windows 7 installation (boot) error code 5

I have the same problem when I try to install windows 7 32 bit.


A error code 5 is coming. It is before windows 7 installation start. I did try to burn the iso file with star burn portable, and another program, I did use a low burning speed and did test the dvd on the computer at work and there is working with no problem. I did burn 5 dvd up til now with no luck.

I have only one dvd player but can easely put a cd player in.
Any suggestions??
More with same problem??

One last thing I did try if it would boot from a linux dvd an one cd, and there is no problem. But with my backup program paragon drive express it have the same problem to boot from the cd.

Hope to hear from you
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31 Jan 2009   #9

XP
 
 

I think that my problem is a hardware thing but at this time it's hard to tell.
Thank you for your post
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03 Feb 2009   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by liliwaste View Post
I think that my problem is a hardware thing but at this time it's hard to tell.
Thank you for your post
Yeah... this solution may work for you:

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...html#post31719

Good luck!

AMD
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