HP Pavilion dv5000 boots to black screen with error message

When I boot this laptop up, I get the following error message... "Line 20246 of the INF file \i386\txtsetup.sif is invalid. Setup cannot continue. Press any key to exit. I press any key to continue and get this next screen...

Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 082)
Copyright (c) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

For Realtek RTL8139(x) /8130\810x PCI
Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13 (020326)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM
Invalid partition table

I am able to access the BIOS, I ran both a short and a long HDD test from the BIOS and both come up with no errors.

I cannot access the Windows Advanced Options Menu by pressing F8 upon boot up.
I checked HP's support site and they said to shutdown, remove the battery and any other external devices, and any CDs in the player. Then insert the AC plug into the laptop and then into a wall outlet, start the PC. I get the same thing as noted above.

I have the HP Windows XP restore CD, but I cannot get it to boot from it, even though I have changed the CD to be the first device on the boot up list.

Thanks in advance for your attention to this matter.
RSchiererAsked:
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MarkConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Have you tried to boot from any other bootable cd like Knoppix.
http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html
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MarkCommented:
When in the BIOS does the laptop recognize the hard drive and cd drive?
It looks as if the drives aren't being initiated on startup and is reverting to the network boot option(PXE)
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RSchiererAuthor Commented:
I did read that that might be a possibility, but no where have I read how to validate that, nor how to make it boot from the HDD or CD.

In the BIOS, the boot order shows:
ATAPI CD-ROM Drive
Floppy Diskette Drive
-Hard Drive
     Toshiba MK8025GAS-(PM)
Network Adaptor

I have also selected 'Setup Defaults' and then save and exit, but the same error messages appear.

any other ideas?
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nobusConnect With a Mentor Commented:
you can access that file with a bootable cd, like knoppix, or bart pe.
Then you can do with that line what you want  . .
www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/       
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Computer101Commented:
Forced accept.

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