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PC won't boot from dvd?

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PC won't boot from dvd?

sanjarchy
I started re-installing WINDOWS XP, formatted my hard drive, and half way through the installation a message came up, saying that the cd is corrupted and the installation process can't proceed. I restarted the PC, and tried to install a copy of WINDOWS 7, but the PC doesn't even see any files on that cd. I got a message that it can't boot from cd - code 5. Afterwards, i tried installing from a flash drive, from three other cd's with windows 7 and xp, and nothing worked. Any suggestions?
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    OH Smeg

    Firstly 7 Comes on a DVD not a CD so if there isn't a DVD Drive or the DVD Drive has had a DVD Left in it for extended periods of time the DVD Side of the drive could be faulty.

    However most likely with errors like this particularly if they keep throwing up different error messages is that you have Failing RAM, Mismatched RAM or some other RAM problem. You can test the RAM with something like MemTest or whatever you like but I've seen cases where it passes but stops Windows from installing.

    When I hit systems like that I reduce the system to 1 RAM Module install Windows and then refit any removed RAM after the system is loaded. Apparently the Windows Installer is far more susceptible to RAM Problems than Windows itself so you need to be careful when installing Windows.

    Col

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    banny33

    check, if your pc is set to ahci mode in bios if it is, turn it to sata

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    amiltonw

    Sounds like you are not sure of how to boot from flash drive . I suspect your optical drive is faulty and your USB is not bootable. Outline the steps you took to create the USB boot disk and how you attempted to boot from it .

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    Pawandev

    First of all, are you able to see the contents of the DVD on other computer? If Yes, then go to next step,
    Preparing the bootable USB (You would require another machine running Win 7 to prepare bootable win 7 USB.
    on the working win 7 machine open command prompt type following command while your USB drive is plugged to the computer
    DISKPART and hit enter(you would need USB stick with minimum 8 GB memory)
    LIST DISK and hit enter.
    Once you enter the LIST DISK command, it will show the disk number of your USB drive. In this step you need to enter all the below commands one by one and hit enter.
    SELECT DISK 1 (Replace DISK 1 with your disk number)
    CLEAN
    CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
    SELECT PARTITION 1
    ACTIVE
    FORMAT FS=NTFS
    (Format process may take few seconds)
    ASSIGN
    EXIT
    Once you complete these steps copy the contents of win 7 DVD on to the USB stick.
    Now you can boot the computer with this USB.

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    yeshwanth560

    Problem might with the CD. Sometimes the CD if have scratches causes this problem.
    Try with another cd it should work.

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    Dave51

    I had problems making a boot-able CD using Nero and the version I was using did not correctly make the disk, thus I got cd - code 5. The only ref on the web I found at the time was for a Mac with similar problems. I have not been able to locate any ref

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    OH Smeg

    Firstly 7 Comes on a DVD not a CD so if there isn't a DVD Drive or the DVD Drive has had a DVD Left in it for extended periods of time the DVD Side of the drive could be faulty.

    However most likely with errors like this particularly if they keep throwing up different error messages is that you have Failing RAM, Mismatched RAM or some other RAM problem. You can test the RAM with something like MemTest or whatever you like but I've seen cases where it passes but stops Windows from installing.

    When I hit systems like that I reduce the system to 1 RAM Module install Windows and then refit any removed RAM after the system is loaded. Apparently the Windows Installer is far more susceptible to RAM Problems than Windows itself so you need to be careful when installing Windows.

    Col

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    banny33

    check, if your pc is set to ahci mode in bios if it is, turn it to sata

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    amiltonw

    Sounds like you are not sure of how to boot from flash drive . I suspect your optical drive is faulty and your USB is not bootable. Outline the steps you took to create the USB boot disk and how you attempted to boot from it .

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    Pawandev

    First of all, are you able to see the contents of the DVD on other computer? If Yes, then go to next step,
    Preparing the bootable USB (You would require another machine running Win 7 to prepare bootable win 7 USB.
    on the working win 7 machine open command prompt type following command while your USB drive is plugged to the computer
    DISKPART and hit enter(you would need USB stick with minimum 8 GB memory)
    LIST DISK and hit enter.
    Once you enter the LIST DISK command, it will show the disk number of your USB drive. In this step you need to enter all the below commands one by one and hit enter.
    SELECT DISK 1 (Replace DISK 1 with your disk number)
    CLEAN
    CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
    SELECT PARTITION 1
    ACTIVE
    FORMAT FS=NTFS
    (Format process may take few seconds)
    ASSIGN
    EXIT
    Once you complete these steps copy the contents of win 7 DVD on to the USB stick.
    Now you can boot the computer with this USB.

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    yeshwanth560

    Problem might with the CD. Sometimes the CD if have scratches causes this problem.
    Try with another cd it should work.

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    Dave51

    I had problems making a boot-able CD using Nero and the version I was using did not correctly make the disk, thus I got cd - code 5. The only ref on the web I found at the time was for a Mac with similar problems. I have not been able to locate any ref