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Installation Failed D:i386\asms Needed


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#1 robusto

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 10:14 PM

When I was trying to install windows xp on a brand new machine (it is a legitimate copy from the msdn), I get this error message after the partitioning and copying is done and it goes onto installation: "installation failed d:i386\asms needed" I've never seen this error before in my few years of building new machines and reinstalling windows. I would appreciate any help and thanks in advance!

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 01:00 AM

Hi robusto, I had this error about a year ago and it turned out the cd/rom was on the way out but it could also be the cd itself may be corrupted.
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 08:09 AM

Most of the time, as Monty007 states, this error is caused by a damaged CD. Try cleaning the disk really well to see if this helps.
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Posted 18 October 2007 - 01:26 PM

haha thanks everybody, yeah I have used 3 new cds to test this problem and it must be a cd-rom issue. My friend had suggested a cd drive error, but I thought that was incredibly strange since it happened at the same file every time. I'll try a new drive and see how that works.

UPDATE: I guess that didn't work =/ I had a SATA cd-rom drive then i took that out and put in a working IDE drive. Maybe the computer's cd-rom drive I used to burn the iso for windows is corrupt. I'll try making a new cd on another computer. Anyone have any suggestions? I checked the cd I've been using and it has the \i386\asms on it with the following folders:

/1
/2
/10
/52
/60
/70
/1000
/5100
/6000
/7000

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 06:45 AM

Are you using the old CD to make the new copies? If so, it could be that the file is damaged enough that the error copies over also. Can you try another disk?

Sometimes you can copy the entire disk to your hard drive and run setup from there - that may be worth a try.

Also, did the installation fail on both the IDE and SATA drives?
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 02:36 PM

I made a brand new cd from our MSDN subscription. I will try to make a new cd on a new computer today. Maybe my iso was corrupt or my cd burner is faulty. I only have SATA hard drives and it's one of the new seagate form factors that are really slim.




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