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IdeaCenter A310, Cannot boot from CD – Code 5

2011-09-17, 15:32 PM

Installed a developers/trial version of Windows 8 on my A310, only it appears to have somehow completely removed my recovery partition.


Now I have no working OS on the computer and when I attempt to boot with a Windows 7 CD to reinstall I get a 'Cannot boot from CD – Code 5' error.


Why won't it boot from the CD? How can I reinstall Windows? Pleaseee help.


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Re: IdeaCenter A310, Cannot boot from CD – Code 5

2011-09-20, 14:32 PM

Hi ToxicVoices and welcome to the forum,


If you hit F12 at the bios splash screen, it should bring up a list of bootable devices. Does the cd drive show up there?


If you hit F11, it should take you into the recovery environment if the recovery partition is still there.  If the recovery is still there, you should be able to restore from a backup up, (if you made a backup).  If no backup, you would have to restore to factory settings.



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