Cannot boot from CD - Code: 5



Eugene
07-10-2005, 01:28 AM
Hi,

I am trying to install Windows XP Home for a friend. I set the BIOS up to
boot from CD and inserted the Windows XP install CD. When the PC boots up I
get the following error message: Cannot boot from CD - Code: 5.

The CD ROM spins up and sounds like its working fine. It was working fine
before I tried to install.

Any ideas? What does error code 5 mean?

Thankyou

Eugene

Treeman
07-10-2005, 01:28 AM
Eugene,
Here's the quick & dirty way to work around it.
'Setup Disks ' (http://tinyurl.com/564tm)
Best,
Treeman


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Maurice N ~ MVP
07-10-2005, 01:28 AM
Your friend's hardware components / the RAM memory / or BIOS may be the issue here.
Is the hardware ok & up to the requirements of running XP?

Check the hardware & peripherals (especially modem, SCSI, ATA-disk-controllers,
USB devices) on the compatibility list...
Hardware Compatibility List Windows XP
ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/servic­es/whql/hcl/winxphclx86.txt

Get and run the XP upgrade advisor
http://www.microsoft.com/windo­wsxp/home/howtobuy/upgrading/a­dvisor.asp


Review this thread for tips by Malke, MS-MVP.
http://tinyurl.com/bdw2a

On the XP setup disks (diskettes): Get the set that is right for Home or Pro, and for the service pack level of the specific XP CD version. At this time, there are sets for original XP gold, XP service pack 1, and XP service pack 2.
Read & see links on this page:
How to obtain Windows XP Setup boot disks
http://support.microsoft.com/KB/310994

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Eugene wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I am trying to install Windows XP Home for a friend. I set the BIOS
> up to boot from CD and inserted the Windows XP install CD. When the
> PC boots up I get the following error message: Cannot boot from CD -
> Code: 5.
>
> The CD ROM spins up and sounds like its working fine. It was working
> fine before I tried to install.
>
> Any ideas? What does error code 5 mean?
>
> Thankyou
>
> Eugene


Cannot boot from CD - Code: 5