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The file "asms"on Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 CD is needed.


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#1 Jucheilsung

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 05:11 AM

I am trying to install Windows XP pro SP3 on my Panasonic CF-U1, using an external USB DVD drive, and it seems to install properly up until the first install screen at the "installing windows" stage. I seem to keep getting the error "The file "asms"on Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 CD is needed." I've tried to type in the direct path to the file (D:\i386) but that does not seem to work. I've also tried to open regedit in command prompt, but that doesn't work either. I am very confused, if anyone has any answers I'd love to hear thanks.



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:38 AM

I believe this could be a bad optical drive or corrupt media.

 

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/1439cb26-8450-41a9-904b-ca4acaab0a01/the-file-asms-on-win-xp-sp3-is-needed-during-install?forum=itproxpsp

 

Do you have another USB CD rom drive? If not then try switching cables if the drive allows.

 

You can try the iso for XP pro SP3 in this BC post.  Use the first link, not the second. If you have a iso manager you should be able to pull what files you need or burn the iso file at the slowest speed available and pull the files. 

 

Does the computer allow booting from a USB flash drive? If you have the XP SP3 iso file use Rufus to create a bootable USB flash drive. Use a MBR partition scheme in the dropdown box and leave all boxes as checked. Click iso image and browse to your iso file. Press Start.


Edited by JohnC_21, 20 June 2017 - 07:38 AM.


#3 Jucheilsung

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:47 AM

I believe this could be a bad optical drive or corrupt media.

 

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/1439cb26-8450-41a9-904b-ca4acaab0a01/the-file-asms-on-win-xp-sp3-is-needed-during-install?forum=itproxpsp

 

Do you have another USB CD rom drive? If not then try switching cables if the drive allows.

 

You can try the iso for XP pro SP3 in this BC post.  Use the first link, not the second. If you have a iso manager you should be able to pull what files you need or burn the iso file at the slowest speed available and pull the files. 

 

Does the computer allow booting from a USB flash drive? If you have the XP SP3 iso file use Rufus to create a bootable USB flash drive. Use a MBR partition scheme in the dropdown box and leave all boxes as checked. Click iso image and browse to your iso file. Press Start.

 

I am confident the optical drive is in working order, I use it almost daily without problem. I will note I've tried using different Windows discs to no avail. I have tried using a USB install, but it gives a hal.dll error (I've tried using different USB sticks as well as different .iso files). Thank you for your response though , I do appreciate it. 



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 08:03 AM

The only thing I can advise is to try burning the iso at the slowest speed possible with the program Imgburn.

 

http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?/topic/61-how-to-write-an-image-file-to-a-disc-using-imgburn/

 

Did you try Rufus when using a USB flash drive? If that is what you tried then try WintoFlash

 

https://www.techsgig.com/install-windows-xp-from-usb-flash-pen-drive/

 

I will see if I can pull the the asms file on my old XP computer.

 

Edit: The only reference I can find to asms is a folder with multiple sub-folders. There was no single "asms" file on my install or on the XP SP3 install disk I have, sorry.


Edited by JohnC_21, 20 June 2017 - 08:22 AM.


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 08:59 AM

I am confident the optical drive is in working order, I use it almost daily without problem.


It could still be worth trying a different drive. In the past people have reported that using a different drive solved the issue, maybe there is something weird about the structure of the ASMS folders that a few drives cannot handle.

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 10:00 AM

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/311755/-the-file-asms-on-windows-xp-professional-cd-rom-is-needed-error-message-when-you-install-windows-xp

 

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 04:05 AM

Hi. This worked for me. I partitioned my HD into two drives. I copied the I386 folder (found in the winxp installer) in one drive (C:\i386) and installed XP on the second drive. When for the path of asms was prompted, I wrote "C:\I386". I did this several times. 






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