I have a secondhand motherboard running a 3 g processor with 2 g Ram and an 80g SATA HD, when i try to boot load windows 7 to a formatted drive I get "can not read from CD Code 5"
I can load other CD/DVDs to the drive but after that error It will not let me even load XP.
I have tried two different mother boards with the same result but if I try XP first it will load. After I try windows 7 it will not I just keep getting the same code 5.
I have loaded XP to the drive on another machine and when it tried to run on this one,but wouldn't, I booted with XP CD and repaired for no problems Then I could load windows 7 as another system making the old XP as "Windows.old' but giving me the option to run "old OS" on boot. I deleted the XP and now 7 is up and running but I do have another motherboard with the same problem.
Is there another way?