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#1 Cat2009

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 02:07 PM

Hi everyone

I have only joined the forum this evening. Unfortunately, I dont know much about fixing computers but I really hope that I may get some advice how to fix my laptop problem.

I recently decided to re-install windows on my laptop. It went fine all the way through till the actual installation of the new windows (ie deleted the old partition and made a new one). The problem is that it is now saying:-

"The file 'asms' on Windows Professional Service Pack 1 CD is needed.
type the path where the file is located, and then click OK"

My laptop does not have a floppy drive.


Any help is much appreciated.

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 02:21 PM

It doesn't ask for or indicate any use for a floppy...it asks for the XP install CD.

FWIW: SP1 is ancient history, from a PC-security standpoint. It might be prudent to create a slipstreamed XP install CD that includes SP3.

Slipstreaming Windows XP To Create a Bootable Windows XP CD or DVD - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/slipstreaming-windows-xp-to-create-bootable-cd/

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 02:30 PM

Hi Louis

Many thanks for your quick reply. I will certainly let you know how I get on.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 12:44 PM

My computer is now loading but it freezes when it reaches the 35 minutes. Would you have any idea what the problemcould be.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 01:41 PM

Worth a look, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/828267

This is a very common occurrence, but capable of being overcome :thumbsup:.

Louis




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