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[Help] Window Xp Home

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Hi All,

I need help.now i have problem WINDOW XP HOME.when i go to the repair WINDOW XP HOME then i got this message.

[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.

i find help for this topic but i dont know which file i have delete.plz if anyone knows anything help me and if anyone

knows another idea tell me.plz explain abt this topic bcoz i cant understnad plz help me.Thx Very much.


Microsoft ask me to do that but i cant understand :-


Hard disk formatted with NTFS file system

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

Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.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.

Method 2

If you cannot start Regedit.exe at the command prompt, and there is another available partition where you can install Windows on the hard disk, follow these steps: 1. Install Windows in the other partition.

2. Start the new installation of Windows, and then start Regedit.exe.

3. Follow the steps in method 1, but load the System.sav hive from the original Windows folder.

Method 3

If you are not using a retail Windows XP CD-ROM with a hologram (for example, if you are using a burned CD-ROM), try to run the Setup program from a retail CD-ROM with a hologram. To verify this, start the computer by using Recovery Console, and then check the C:\$win_nt$.~ls folder. Look for the Asms folder. If the folder is missing or the files that it contains are zero bytes, the CD-ROM was not burned correctly.

For additional information about how to use Recovery Console, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

307654 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307654/) HOW TO: Install and use the Recovery Console in Windows XP .

Title & Post edited -- Please, use [TAGS] in your topic's title. Don't use big font too, warning


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First off, what caused the need for your repair and please edit your post to have smaller font. Next question is your hard disks partitioned with NTFS or FAT32.

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Since you've provided the link it's not at all necessary to paste the contents. And it's not necessary to use large fonts.

If it's language problem maybe you'll understand the Chinese version of the KB better. Often En KBs are translated into many languages.


If you don't know what to delete in the registry, it's best to get someone with more skill to do it for you in front of your PC. We can't see what it shows on your PC so we can't really say what happens.


1. The KB says it could be CDROM problem.

2. There's no file to delete, but registry data. The "File" it refers to is the File menu in the registry editor when you load or unload hives.

Edited by Takeshi

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