A friend has a problem with his sony laptop which I have tried to sort out with no success so I need some help.

When you turn the laptop on it says Reboot & select proper Boot Device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot Device & press a key.

I made sure the HD was selected using the BIOS setup utility and rebooted but still had same problem. Changed To the DVD drive and tried starting from an XP cd, which tried running the installation but after going through the disk configuration examination, licencing agreement, F8=I agree the following came up

76317MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi
Setup cannot access this disk.

Any ideas please.

Thank you.