Now before anyone points me to other threads I did search and none of the solutions work as it won't even boot from the CD.
I was trying to install windows XP on a friends' PC when there was a power failiure. Got the power back and tried again but no joy, kept getting the error message that is the title of this thread, every time I tried to boot from XP CD.
I went to MS website to look for help and it does give a download for creating XP boot floppies but requires 6 floppy discs which I don't have. Is there a way to create a CD version?
It is not my PC and the only alternative I can think of is a low level format but don't want to try that if anything else can be done.