Booting Problem

Panasonic Dmp-bd70vk blu-ray/vhs recorde...
September 3, 2009 at 14:20:23
Specs: Windows XP, 633 / 512mb
I'm trying to work on a system for a client of mine that has a Pentium 4 computer. First it gives one healthy beep for the POST. Then it shows two times an error that says there's a problem with it trying to boot from the CD-ROM. Then as it boots up it gives shows the Windows XP screen signifying that it's loading Windows XP then it shows really quickly a blue error screen that I can't read right away. Then it restarts.

When I try changing the CMOS setting to have it boot to HDD-1 instead of HDD-0 it gives the same error.

Then when I tried formatting it with the Windows XP disk...it made a bit of noises like it seemed having some trouble reading the CD...and after I tried two times it displayed the following error:
"INF file txtsetup.sif is corrupt or missing, status 32768. Setup cannot continue. Press any key to exit."
What could be wrong with it?...what's a possible solution?
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September 3, 2009 at 19:51:10
With txtsetup.sif corrupt it seems likely that the hdd has failed.

However, if you can get into Safe Mode (F8 at startup), open Control Panel then click on System>Advanced then click Settings in the Startup & Recovery pane and uncheck "Automatically Restart" in the System Failure pane. Then reboot.

If a bsod condition re-occurs the error message should be displayed.


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