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Creating a Windows 7 boot DVD
If there occurs a serious problem when working in the Windows 7 system and it is necessary to boot from the CD/DVD drive while there is nothing else available but the original installation DVD, you might encounter, especially on older computers, an error message CDBOOT: Cannot BOOT from the CD - Code: 5. The problem is in the innovated loader on the installation DVD. You might find more than one solution for this: sometimes it helps to update BIOS, boot from an installation USB disk, if available, or modify/create a new boot DVD. The latter one - creating a new boot DVD - will be described here in detail. The principle of the modification is exchanging the loader gained from the original installation Windows Vista DVD.
Step by step:
In BBIE, type the following text in the command line:
The response will be:
BBIE - Bart's Boot Image Extractor v1.0, (c)
2001, Bart Lagerweij
Burning image using the Nero program
Now you have to drag and drop the updated files (and thanks to the DVD capacity you can add other software too).
When done, start burning.
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