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Cannot boot from disk "Error code 5"

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I get a "cannot boot from disk: error code 5" message when i try to boot from a windows 7 disk on my brothers HP laptop. its totally ruined with viruses and it doesn't even shut down properly because it freezes during shut down so manual virus removal is impossible and i cant boot from this windows disk to reformat...

any ideas?

what i've read so far is that it's from the motherboard chipset or something like that; not to sure though, but any help would be appreciated because it didn't come with a restore disk.

its an HP ProBook 4525s notebook.
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Pull the hard drive, recover the files and scan them for viruses, format drive, reinstall windows, transfer files back
    
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like plug the laptop hdd into my computer?

let me see if the laptop hdd has the same sata power and data connectors
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Originally Posted by teajayyy;13659477 
like plug the laptop hdd into my computer?

let me see if the laptop hdd has the same sata power and data connectors

If its sata it should
    
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