I recently built a machine for my fiance’s father who lives in Germany. I was able to get my hands on a German copy of Windows XP and I have been unsuccessful in trying to boot it. When I start up the system it goes through it’s normal testing and gets to the screen where it says “Boot from CD/DVD” and then immediately returns with “Cannot boot from CD/DVD: Code 5 error”. I have tried burning multiple copies using Nero and doing so as both a simple image and a bootable disc using no emulation, load segment sectors 07C0 and 0000, with number of load sectors 4,…all to no avail.
When I try using a standard “English” version of Windows XP it boots fine, continuing to the normal “Press any key to boot from CD…”. When I burn the .iso in Nero as a typical image I get the above error (Code 5), but when I burn it using Nero as a “bootable” iso, it just hangs at “Boot from CD/DVD” and I hear the CD drive spin out. So I can tell it’s doing nothing…
I live in the US and purchased all the hardware through Newegg. The copy I’m using is Windows XP SP3 German on a normal CD-Rom not (DVD), so I don’t think Region Code restrictions on the drive itself would be an issue…but I could be wrong. If anyone can lend me assistance I would greatly appreciate it.
CD-ROM Hardware below:
LITE-ON iHAS120-04 DVD+R Burner