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post #1 of 9
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Sup guys.

Im trying to put Windows 7 32bit on a friends Compaq Presario C300. The HDD died so I but a brand new 160GB Sata HDD in it.

I have set it to boot from CD but when it boots it says "Cannot boot from CD Error code 5"

I have tried two different Windows 7 CD's and still no luck

Anyone got any ideas?
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post #2 of 9
Are you using the retail DVD or a burned DVD from an ISO? If burned, you might try burning the DVD again at a slower speed.
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Cheers mate but Ive already tried that.
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Do you know if that drive was working before hand? And have u found drivers for the laptop?
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Cheers mate but Ive already tried that.
Use an external DVD drive. I got a good one (2010 model DVD/RW-CD/RW LG, slim design) for 15$ at good will. Perfect working order!

I've used it several times for netbook installes, laptops, etc.
    
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post #6 of 9
Use a flash drive if possible. Here's a tutorial.
post #7 of 9
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I dont have either a flash drive or external DVD drive.

Also what and how would I install drivers if there is no OS?
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Anyone?
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post #9 of 9
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Right I have formatted the HDD using my PC and still I get the same error code 5 with windows 7. Ive tried XP install disc and that says It cannot find the HDD? Ive checked the bios and there is no info on the HDD its really basic.

Any ideas?
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