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When I boot up with windows recovery cd in drive and press F12, press any key instructions come up. boot does not respond to any key I press. If I let it continue to sign in screen, register windows comes up and keys nor mouse works. I have received message that INF file txtsetup.sif is corrupt with a status 32768. I have no idea how to correct this. please help machine locks up when it gets to sign in screen

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  • Kandi Cook Nov 08, 2010

    Please answer a few questions to clarify your issues so that I can help troubleshoot this problem for you.

    Are you running Windows Vista or Win Xp?

    When trying to recover with the cd are you inserting it then turning off the pc and restarting it pressing the F12 key as soon as the power up begins? Does your screen say to press "F12" for boot options? Or did someone just tell you to press that key to use the recovery software? Some computers say to press "delete" to get to the bios system and others say to press "F2 or F8".

    The "press any key" instruction you mention - does it say "press any key to boot from disk"? Or does it say "press any key to continue"? Or "press any key for safe mode"?

    Please answer the questions above and I will help you solve this.

  • jimchan3 Nov 08, 2010

    I am using Win XP
    When I turn the pc on with recovery disk inserted the Press Any Key to boot from cd" screen comes up but pressing any key does not get a response then it continues on to the sign in screen.

    Then the screen " The copy of windows muat be activated with microsoft before you can log on"
    "do you want to activate windows now?"

    "Yes" "No"
    But neither mouse nor keyboard will work.

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Your keyboard is not connected properly, because boot should response when you press any key, check the connections of keyboard or replace with correct one.
as far the massage concern, it shows the windows gone corrupt re-installation is recommended.

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