cdboot: cannot boot from cd -code:5


A

agarwalsecurity

i am trying to load XP pro sp2 on a pentium ii on a new 80 gig hard
drive.the xp shows that it has only 32 gig space but more over its not
letting me install the os.i have tried from floppy boot using win98 as
well as win xp pro ( 6 disks).
on booting from cd i get this error "cdboot: cannot boot from cd
-code:5".
let me if anyone out there has faced this issue and how i can fix it.
 
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M

Malke

i am trying to load XP pro sp2 on a pentium ii on a new 80 gig hard
drive.the xp shows that it has only 32 gig space but more over its not
letting me install the os.i have tried from floppy boot using win98 as
well as win xp pro ( 6 disks).
on booting from cd i get this error "cdboot: cannot boot from cd
-code:5".
let me if anyone out there has faced this issue and how i can fix it.

It sounds like your elderly computer's BIOS cannot recognize large hard
drives. It also sounds like you have hardware problems with your cd
drive. How old is this machine and does it meet XP's system
requirements?

Here are minimum system requirements:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/upgrading/sysreqs.mspx

However, XP will run very slowly on a machine with those specs. I don't
suggest running XP on anything slower than a PIII 500 with 256MB of RAM
and at least a 12GB hard drive.

Malke
 
A

agarwalsecurity

i am using a brand new cd rom drive 52x and 512 mb ram its little slow
but works fine also i have to put the jumper setting for max 32 gb in
order to detect the hard drive
 
M

Malke

i am using a brand new cd rom drive 52x and 512 mb ram its little slow
but works fine also i have to put the jumper setting for max 32 gb in
order to detect the hard drive

The "brand new" CD-ROM isn't the issue. The apparently very old
motherboard is. You still haven't given us hardware specs.

Malke
 
A

agarwalsecurity

the machine is Aopen pentium ii 100 Mhz with 512 mb ram.
the bios is Award PnP 2Mb Flash ROM BIOS.the motherboard is AX6BC from
Aopen.


Chipset Intel 440BX
Intel PIIX4E

Main Memory
Support : PC100 SDRAM
Support ECC
SDRAM DIMM x 3
Max Memory : 768MB

IDE
Integrated DMA33 Controller
Max Disk : 137GB [28 bits ATA Spec.]

i was able to install win xp pro sp2 but the hard disk space shows only
32 gb
of the 80 gb hard drive available.
 
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M

Malke

the machine is Aopen pentium ii 100 Mhz with 512 mb ram.
the bios is Award PnP 2Mb Flash ROM BIOS.the motherboard is AX6BC
from Aopen.


Chipset Intel 440BX
Intel PIIX4E

Main Memory
Support : PC100 SDRAM
Support ECC
SDRAM DIMM x 3
Max Memory : 768MB

IDE
Integrated DMA33 Controller
Max Disk : 137GB [28 bits ATA Spec.]

i was able to install win xp pro sp2 but the hard disk space shows
only 32 gb
of the 80 gb hard drive available.

The "brand new" CD-ROM isn't the issue. The apparently very old
motherboard is. You still haven't given us hardware specs.

Are you quite sure the processor is only running at 100MHz?!! That can't
be right. Now you are saying that your CD-ROM does work and you were
able to install XP? In order to see the full amount of the hard drive,
your motherboard must support larger disks and you must install XP with
Service Pack 2 included (slipstreamed if you have an older XP). It
sounds like your motherboard does not meet the requirements. You can
see if there is a BIOS update from Aopen or try formatting the hard
drive with the utility that came with it to assist in large disk
support.

Malke
 
A

agarwalsecurity

i have installed windows xp pro sp2 .when i formatted the drive with
seagate cd that came with the hard drive it shows me 80 gb but when i
format using windows 98 or windows xp pro boot floppy it shows 32 gb

PS : i have the jumper setted up for 32 gb otherwise the hard drive was
not detected.
 
G

Glen

He said he had the jumper on the drive set to 32GB max to get the
motherboard to see the drive. That means he is only going to be able to use
32GB with that MB.
Malke said:
the machine is Aopen pentium ii 100 Mhz with 512 mb ram.
the bios is Award PnP 2Mb Flash ROM BIOS.the motherboard is AX6BC
from Aopen.


Chipset Intel 440BX
Intel PIIX4E

Main Memory
Support : PC100 SDRAM
Support ECC
SDRAM DIMM x 3
Max Memory : 768MB

IDE
Integrated DMA33 Controller
Max Disk : 137GB [28 bits ATA Spec.]

i was able to install win xp pro sp2 but the hard disk space shows
only 32 gb
of the 80 gb hard drive available.

(e-mail address removed) wrote:

i am using a brand new cd rom drive 52x and 512 mb ram its little
slow but works fine also i have to put the jumper setting for max
32 gb in order to detect the hard drive

The "brand new" CD-ROM isn't the issue. The apparently very old
motherboard is. You still haven't given us hardware specs.

Are you quite sure the processor is only running at 100MHz?!! That can't
be right. Now you are saying that your CD-ROM does work and you were
able to install XP? In order to see the full amount of the hard drive,
your motherboard must support larger disks and you must install XP with
Service Pack 2 included (slipstreamed if you have an older XP). It
sounds like your motherboard does not meet the requirements. You can
see if there is a BIOS update from Aopen or try formatting the hard
drive with the utility that came with it to assist in large disk
support.

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
 
A

agarwalsecurity

you are correct in saying that but the motherboard will not detect the
drive if i take the jumper off. i am looking for the reason and
solution for the scenario where i can take that jumper off.
do u guys think it a BIOS issue or is there something else.
 
R

R. McCarty

Check the BIOS setting for Drive access translation. Could be
set to something other than Auto. (Large, LBA) - Option should
appear in the Autodetect fields for the Controller Channel/Tap the
drive is served from.
 
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A

agarwalsecurity

the solution is the upgrade of BIOS.as soon as i upgraded my BIOS all
is well
thank you all for your help.
 

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