'reinstall windows xp home edition__\i386\biosinfo.inf could not be loaded'

OP: reinstall windows xp home edition

I'm attempting to get to Setup. I changed the BIOS to read the Reinstallation CD (never-been-used). I pressed F2 while booting and then 'press any key to boot from CD'. I'm quite sure I've done this correctly as I've done a Windows XP reinstall on another computer before with no problems.

Anyway, I then get this message:

File \i386\biosinfo.inf could not be loaded. The error code is 47872. Setup cannot continue. Press any key to exit.

What's wrong and what do I have to do to get to Setup?


see if it will let you get into the recovery console, this will tell you how(option 2)
when you get the recovery console up, type in "copy c:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386\biosinfo.inf  c:\WINDOWS\inf" without the qoutes. there should be a space between the copy and the c: , and one between the first destination ( at the end of the inf of the first part) and the second ( just before the c: of the second) other than that, it all should be without any spaces. if that doesnt take care of the problem, then heres how to do the repair install that you asked about
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm       http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315341

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