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ncoetzee1986 (TechnicalUser) (OP)
21 Sep 11 7:54
Hi Guys,

We had an issue with a PC that would not boot. When trying to boot from CD (Windows XP PRO SP2) I get an error saying Line 7103 of the INF file \i386\txtsetup.sif is invalid.

Any help would be appreciated as I think this would help establish exactly what hardware device is giving the issue.

Much obliged.
goombawaho (MIS)
21 Sep 11 8:09
It can be a number of things:
1.  Bad XP CD
2.  Bad optical drive
3.  Bad optical drive cable
4.  Bad memory

Therefore, get the Ultimate Boot CD, burn it, boot to it and test the memory.  This will serve three purposes.  If it boots, it will prove the optical drive works and thus the cable is OK, and it will test the memory.

If the memory passes, try a different XP CD.

While you have the Ultimate Boot CD booted up, run the manufacturer's hard drive test to make sure that you're not wasting your time repairing a computer that has a failing hard drive.
BadBigBen (MIS)
21 Sep 11 9:29
I agree there wholly with Goom...

now if the XP SP2 media is a burned copy, make sure that you reburn the media AT THE LOWEST SPEED POSSIBLE!...

Ben
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