Cannot Boot From CD : Code 5

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  1. e-barnhart

    e-barnhart MDL Novice

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    #1 e-barnhart, Jan 26, 2010
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    I am trying to install Windows 7 on the current machine. HP Pavilion a1520n. Award BIOS V3.11. I dont know if it is because of a problem with the bios, or a problem with the DVD. Can anyone help in this matter I would greatly appreciate the help. Thanks.
     
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  3. stasioau

    stasioau MDL Novice

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    Thanks so much. I do the same problem.
    Regards
     
  4. e-barnhart

    e-barnhart MDL Novice

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    I just installed vista first then windows 7. This worked great for me. Thank you for the help, I was just unsure about removing the boot file from the Windows 7, so I just went about it the long way.
     
  5. oggy9999

    oggy9999 MDL Novice

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    This worked for me:
    Step by step


    * Download the Ultimate Boot CD.
    * Burn it to a CD (see the tutorials if don’t know how to do this).
    * Insert the Ultimate Boot CD in your DVD drive and boot the PC. Of course you need to make sure your BIOS is set to boot from the DVD and not the hard drive.
    * In the Ultimate Boot CD, go to Filesystem Tools->Boot Managers->Smart BootManager
    * Once the Smart BootManager is loaded, take out the Ultimate Boot CD and put in your Windows 7 DVD.
    * Now scroll down to CD0 and hit ENTER.

    Your PC should now boot from the Windows 7 DVD without any problems.
    Taken from another forum.Thanks goes to him.