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I tried using an external USB DVD drive...I've tried using an local DVD CD drive. Windows XP installation CD(s) work okay. Once Windows XP has started...the DVD drive works okay. It gets an error # 5 when I try to boot from the Win 7 install DVD. I tried to update the Bios but it still won't read my "install DVD". Need any help you can offer.
If you want to know what this is the error code is related to
Click start control panel administrative tools computer management then select event viewer this may vary depending on what operating system you have
extend the events there you will see errors in red you will no what exactly what the error was and at what time it occured
or click start type in event viewer press ENTER
you might be able work your way through the problem
Hope it helps.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check the BIOS for boot options, if it has USB listed you should be able to, you will need to make the USB bootable as well, theer are instructions here:
Hope this helps, if so please rate my solution accordingly. Thanks, David
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
SOURCE: Bios update failed *flash*
You are in deep trouble
A problem with refreshing the Bios is that you can corrupt the old one and then the new one does not load leaving you stuck in limbo land
I would contact Acer support and hope that they offer a pre-programmed Bios chip to replace your corrupt one.
Posted on Jul 04, 2009
Unplug the case from the power, open the cover and try to locate on the motherboard a small round battery (a little bigger that the one at the electronic watches) TAKE CARE THAT THE TOWER IS UNPLUGGED FROM THE MAINS. Very carefully remove the batery and wait 1-2 minutes. After that insert the battery back, close the case, plug the tower and start the pc. It will boot at the default bios settings, without passwords but you have to make the settings again (date, boot order e.t.c.)
In case of a problem post back.
Posted on Feb 23, 2010
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