JSI Tip 4639. You are prompted for the 'Asms' file when installing Windows XP?


When you try to install Windows XP, you receive:

\[Files Needed\] 

The file 'Asms' on Windows XP Professional CD-ROM is needed. Type the path where the file is located, and then click OK. 

Copy files from: GLOBALROOT\DEVICE\CDROM0\I386
Setup is having problems communicating with your CD-ROM>

To fix the problem:

01. When you receive the error, start a CMD session by pressing SHIFT+F10.

02. Type regedit.exe and press Enter.

03. Select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

04. On the File menu, press Load Hive.

05. Load %Windir%\System32\Config\System.sav.

06. Enter AAA when prompted for a name.

07. Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\AAA\ControlSetn\Control\Class\\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318\}, where ControlSetn is the lowest control set.

08. Delete both UPPERFILTERS and LOWERFILTERS.

09. Repeat step 07 and 08 for every control set.

10. Select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and Unload Hive from the File menu.

11. Close the CMD prompt and allow setup to try to read the 'Asms' file.

See tip 3246.


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