So here's the deal: This file is nowhere to be found, and I've tried restoring, the procedure suggested by Microsoft Answers tech assistant at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555472, and another procedure I found from that same source that says the following:
If you don't have an XP installation CD, change the Copy file from dialog (by clicking the Browse and Retry buttons) to point to the appropriate folder for each requested file:
Reboot your system to be sure the installation is complete.
In this procedure I was able to find the dataspec.xml file, but I failed at the next line because pchdt_w3.cab wasn't in the binaries folder.
I read in one of those postings that inserting an SP2 disk didn't work because SP3 had been installed and the disk was rejected. This is my situation as well.
So before I spend $99 for a full-bore Microsoft Premium Support case, I thought I'd give this forum a shot. And it's not like I'd ever miss the Help and Support window, but now that I've spent so much time in this I thought I'd give it one more try before giving up.
Thanks in advance for any advice you can provide me.
Burlington, Vermont (way past my bedtime)
Edited by Greg EW, 09 December 2011 - 01:17 AM.