missing asms file

Posted on 2006-04-26
Last Modified: 2009-06-09
loaded window xp recovery after a crash.  when setup started asked to locate asms file.  Reloaded windows in a different folder computer works fine.  Now can i fix the old instalation so that i dont have to install all the programs again
Question by:bindubula
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    ASMS is a folder in  i386 on XP setup disk. When setup asks for the file, either direct it to the location, or copy your XP disk i386 folder to a different location and direct setup to look there. You may find that when it gets past ASMS, it cannot find other files, also. You may need to similarly redirect it.
    Why can setup not find ASMS? It implies aproblem with your CD rom drive. Once XP is installed, take a look at how well your CD drive is working.

    Good luck!  
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    Yes it worked like a charm a liitle dificult concidering my computer skills,  just good enough to get myself introuble.  Thanks a million

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    found out something about this error after trying multiple solutions, if you put the image on a good quality dvd+r the error does not happen, tried it on several machines tonight all exreriencing the same issues, don't ask me why but it works

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    how can i get to the registry to resolve the keyboard and mouse problem.

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