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asms file not found after repair install

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#1 Crono139


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Posted 27 February 2010 - 01:21 PM

My laptop had a Generic Host Process for Win32 Services error upon startup, among other errors. According to MS, the problem only occurs in SP2, but who knows. I ran the repair install with an SP3 disc that I knew worked (not the original, but I have done an install with it before without problems).

The repair worked as it should, and Windows restarted in order to finalize the setup. A message now appears for:

"The file 'asms' on Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 CD is needed. Type the path where the file is located and then click OK.

Copy files from: GLOBALROOT\DEVICE\CDROM0\I386"

I tried changing the path to D:\I386, but that didn't do the trick. My boot order is currently set to internal HDD, floppy drive, CD drive, and then USB drive.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 02:07 PM

the problem only occurs in SP2, but who knows. I ran the repair install with an SP3 disc that I knew worked not the origina

If the hard disk is formatted with the NTFS file system and you are upgrading an earlier version of Windows, use one of the following methods.
Method 1
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ ) How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

1. When you receive the error message, press SHIFT+F10 to start a command session.
2. Type regedit.exe, and then press ENTER.
4. On the File menu, click Load Hive, and then load %Windir%\System32\Config\System.sav.
5. When you are prompted to specify a name, type Test.
6. Locate and then click the following key:
7. Delete the UPPERFILTERS and LOWERFILTERS registry keys.
8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for the other ControlSet# keys under the Test hive.
9. Click File, and then click Exit to quit Registry Editor.
10. If the path in the error message is the correct drive letter for the CD-ROM drive, click OK to continue the Setup program.
11. If you receive the error message again, the Setup program cannot correctly read from the CD-ROM drive, or the path information is incorrect. In this case, restart your computer and let the Setup program resume.

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