Here's a link to a description of the error message: http://aumha.org/a/stop.php#0x50
The first thing to do is to determine if you can boot from a disk using the built in disk drive BEFORE it gets to Windows.
Insert a bootable CD in the drive, then restart the system.
As it first shows the Compaq screen, start tapping the "Esc" key until it says something about "loading boot menu".
When that loads you should be able to select the CD/DVD drive to boot from, so try that option.
Then, just to verify, try booting that disk on another PC to make sure that the disk is bootable. If it works on the other PC, then you can declare the CD/DVD drive dead.
If it is dead, then you'll need an external CD/DVD drive. Once you get one, you'll have to plug it in the USB ports and then check to see if the "Esc" key thing will let you boot from it. If it will, you can run the restoration from there - if not, then most likely you'll have to get another internal CD/DVD drive.
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