The file 'Asms' on Windows XP home edition is needed".
Posted on 2005-04-26
In Win XP Disc clean up I removed the "catlog files from the content indexer" to then find for some reason it removed essential windows files to make it run properly ?
Then when i rebooted i couldn't get back into windows therefore my only option was to load the winxp disc and carry out a repair via dos.
I got so far in the process and then got an error message "The file 'Asms' on Windows XP home edition is needed".
Copy files from: GLOBALROOT\DEVICE\CDROM0\I386
I have tried following the Article ID 311755 instructions on the microsoft page by firstly using a win98 start up disk to boot to disc and then copying the following files from WIN98 CD which i done sucessfuly as follows at the C: prompt
C: copy drive:\windows\smartdrv.*
C: copy drive:\windows\xcopy*.*
(THE FILES COPIED OVER OK)
But then this is when i get stuck. I have tried doing the following but am unsure if I'm doing it correctly ?
I did the following at the C: prompt
C: xcopy cd-rom:\i386 drive:\i386 /e
After I make these entries i get the following message :
"Does I386 specify a file name or directory name to the target" which when i choose "D" nothing happens and then when i choose "F" a lot of I386 files get moved.
I then restarted windows but got the same original error message ? I don't know if i did the above correct ?
Also how do i know if my hard drive is formatted with FAT file system or NFTS ?
Please Help ...I dont want to fresh reinstall windows as i have many docs that i don't want to lose which i haven't backed up !!!