Can't install Windows XP on Dell Inspiron 910
Posted on 2010-11-12
I have a Dell Inspiron 910 (Mini 9) without optical drive. I need to clean install Windows XP, and am trying to use an external DVD-RW drive which has never had a problem before on either Windows or Mac machines. The initial part of the install goes smoothly, it detects it in BIOS, it goes through the text-based part fine, but once it restarts into the graphical interface, it immediately says that it cannot find the file 'asms' and do I want to point it to an alternate location. The location it is looking in is CdRom0\I386, with no other options. If I hit cancel, it says it cannot continue and reboots. I have tried 2 separate Dell Windows XP install discs.
What can I do to get Windows XP installed?