CDBOOT: Cannot boot from CD: Error installing Windows 7

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Hello,

I’m installing Windows 7 on my desktop computer. I’ve been using my desktop computer for about a year and half. I was using Windows XP before, until I decided to upgrade my OS to Windows 7. A problem occurred when I tried to run my computer with the Windows 7 installer inside the DVD drive. I get this error message and I can't even boot.

  • CDBOOT: Cannot boot from CD – Code: 5
  • Boot Failure from Previous Device..
  • Boot Failure from Previous Device..
  • Broadcom UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082) v1.0.3
  • Copyright (C) 2000-2002 Broadcom Corporation
  • Copyright (C) 2007-2000 Intel Corporation
  • All rights reseved.
  • PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
  • PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM.
  • Boot Failure
  • Reboot and Select proper Boot device
  • or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device
  • Press any key when ready

What would be the reason for this problem? I don’t think it’s the installer, because I just recently bought it and it is a legitimate copy of course.

Thanks in advance.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #108138

CDBOOT: Cannot boot from CD: Error installing Windows 7

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Good day Adelyn,

Your BIOS settings may not be functioning correctly. Try the following steps first. Take note that you will need Windows Vista installation DVD here. 
 
First you boot your WinVista DVD. In the installation process, you will be asked to choose your language, then click next. After that you will see the option "repair my computer"; Next you will choose "command prompt"; change the WinVista DVD to Win7 DVD; then search for your DVD drive (it will be d: or e: depends on your settings). Type "cd sources" and then type "setup".
 
If you got the instructions correctly, installation will start now.
 
I hope this will help.
Answered By 0 points N/A #108140

CDBOOT: Cannot boot from CD: Error installing Windows 7

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The reason why you can't boot Windows 7 OS, is that you have the older version of the motherboard. I think you are using this type of motherboard "AsRock" or "MSI". This type of motherboard will give an error message every time you install Windows 7 OS.

Here is how you can create, new bootable DVD with free burning program and which is compatible with you motherboard. Try to download "ImgBurn" into you PC; then start the software. Just perform the steps on burning your DVD into a bootable disc and after burning it, try to boot your DVD disc again to check if it is working. I think this will be the solution to your problem.
 
Hope this will help you.
Answered By 0 points N/A #108141

CDBOOT: Cannot boot from CD: Error installing Windows 7

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Hi,

Here is the solution for your problem.
 
Kindly change the boot order from the BIOS. Select the qst boot device, to CD Rom; then save settings and restart your computer. When the image asks, " press any key to boot from Cd or DVD", then press any key. The setup for Win 7 will begin.
 
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CDBOOT: Cannot boot from CD: Error installing Windows 7

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That is definitely a drive failure. If you are booting your computer from the optical drive to install the Windows 7 operating system when this error was triggered, I guess you should check the cables of your optical drive. The error says “Cannot boot from CD” and “Media test failure, check cable.” The second message indicates a problem during the BIOS POST.

Shut down your computer and open your CPU case. Disconnect all the cables from your optical drive, the ribbon cable or data cable and the power supply cable. After this, connect the ribbon cable back to the optical drive. For the power supply, use the other power supply cable to connect to the optical drive.

Start the CPU then press DEL or DELETE on your keyboard to go to the BIOS. Go to the drive section and see if the optical drive is detected. If the CD/DVD drive is successfully detected, it should appear on the screen. If you see it now on your screen, exit the BIOS screen and boot your computer from the optical drive again and install Windows 7.

But if you don’t see it on your screen, detect your optical drive manually. If this doesn’t work, repeat the steps again to change the power supply cable for the drive and make sure both cables are securely connected. If the problem continues, try using a different optical drive to install Windows 7.

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