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Your solution totally worked! So, try and change to the D: partition (which will be seen as C: by DOS) by just typing C: at the A:\> prompt. When I choose to boot to the windows CD using the new replacement media WINDOWS XP Home Edition service pack 2 (the only replacement media that Micorosoft has available that is Get 1:1 Help Now Advertise Here Enjoyed your answer? http://secondsolution.net/windows-xp/installation-failed-f-1386-asms-error.php

Worked perfectly! SP2 replacement CD is being rejected the same as SP1 when the computer renews setup installation without booting for the CD and then asks to insert Windows XP CD service pack C. I am not a fan of customized Windows images. https://forums.techguy.org/threads/installing-winxp-home-error-installation-failed.512202/

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Page 1 of 3 1 23 > Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Display Modes #1 02-26-2004, 12:13 PM Tmaslanka Offline Registered User Join Date: Feb 2004 Q.2 When I boot to a floppy as explained above the only commands available are those in the floppy in drive A:, winnt.exe is not available anywhere. If it does, has it worked in this CD drive before?

I also struggled for over a week trying to get XP SP3 installed (after downgrading my machine from Vista to XP). and you can click on “Fix it” option on MS page Thanks for info! make sure the file is in place first by running the following command: DIR /a-d /o-n /b /p win*.exe This should show a list of files named WIN???.EXE in reverse alphabetic How To Upgrade Windows Xp Sp2 To Sp3 Without Formatting Winnt.exe command line options: http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/win2k_cmdline_setup.asp I am just suggesting that if this is a custom CD, then there could be a wrong setting in the .sif or unattend.txt.

In XP home, I had two identities: 'Main' Identity an 'Private'-Identity, both of which I couldn't remember the Identity-password of. How To Install Windows Xp Sp3 To others - Don't forget to reboot after the listed steps and before running the SP3 update/install. Jeff 4 years ago # Thank you very much for your solution. I tried to use the windows xp from QuickPC v.107, it can fix this.

Join two files with different fields number more hot questions question feed about us tour help blog chat data legal privacy policy work here advertising info mobile contact us feedback Technology How To Update Windows Xp Sp2 To Sp3 Offline As music2myear said, the install CD or the CD/DVD drive could be bad/dusty. Join Now For immediate help use Live now! pack 2 to the C: drive using the D: drive as if it were a CD-ROM.

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I don't know why this happened but when I tried a new Windows XP Pro CD I had know problem and Window XP installed with out a hitch. http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/forum/windows-xp/9068-failed-installtion-d-i386-asms.html after reading your post, the problem was fixed.. Download Windows Xp Service Pack 3 The BIOS command is not working. Windows Xp Service Pack 3 (sp3) Free Download Cheers! 0 Message Author Comment by:ydroustan ID: 176485092006-10-02 The computer is a laptop COMPAQ Armada and the video is a liquid crystal screen.

I burned the ISO to DVD and boom, it works! check over here Finally I do not need to install any special drivers in Text Setup Mode by pressing the F6 key during setup. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. Have you tried to install to ANOTHER completely fresh hard drive using that CD? How To Install Windows Xp Sp3 Without Cd

Good luck to your server. :) sammie 8 years ago # Thanks. Download the report Message Author Comment by:ydroustan ID: 176499842006-10-03 When the original C: boot drive failed I tried to install to the logical drive D: (I only have 1 huge venkat 5 years ago # I am trying to install SP3 with CD. his comment is here Now, when it goes to install, I get an error message that says Error: SXS.DLL: Syntax error in manifest or policy file "D:\I386\asms\6000\MSFT\VCRTL\VCRTL.MAN on line 16.

Jimmel 6 years ago # after following all the above mentioned steps……i still got the same old service pack in my laptop…why is that? How To Install Windows Xp Sp3 Step By Step Pdf If you are installing from a network . . . All 3 choices are WINDOWS XP Home Edition.

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I had a similar problem upgrading my OS from XP Home to XP-professional (I use Dutch version,so there can be slight difference in terminology) ERROR: unrepairable error, DATA error (cyclic redundance Rarst 5 years ago # @Dan Don't have one. X exits the tests and restarts the computer, but you have to remove the floppy or CD quite quickly. How To Install Windows Xp Sp3 From Usb Thanks.

Worthwhile reads: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm#RI http://www.windowsreinstall.com/ I haven't been able to find many definitive details about your stop error 0x0000006F in Microsoft's Knowledgebase, apart from this one: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/w2kmsgs/1216.asp(Win2K) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/153742/en-us(WinNT and 2K) but there Log in or Sign up Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Windows XP > Computer problem? Shane 5 years ago # Got this problem after a Windows Repair. weblink After doing a full NTFS format, and during the installation process, an error pops up saying: SXS.dll: Syntax error in manifest or policy file d:\i386\asms\10\MSFT\windows\gdiplus\gdiplus.man on line 4 Error: installation failed

XP must be installed from the CD. Install from CD 2. Your solution worked like a charm. It took 3 weeks To find this page and try this simple method.

Thanks for help.. Cleanup is not as easy as with usual temporary files because deleting too much may break Windows Update completely. Do you have any other ideas for a wayward nearly time to fresh install situation? Just boot the affected computer to the floppy or CD and press the "T" key to togle it from standard tests to extended ones.

Daniel 8 years ago # Just used above steps and it worked. I have opened a case with Microsoft technical support but they have been unable to determine the cause. Help me load SVC pack 3 on a clients computer that had this issue. Your persistence and determination to get to the bottom of things is incredible.

This was an issue for hours of troubleshooting. PS. Furthermore I have access from this new installation of WINDOWS XP serv. A CCM membership gives you access to additional options.

Time to ghost the machine while it's clean and running Win XP SP3. MrTRiX, Oct 24, 2006 #4 This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. make sure that the RAM is not faulty. I created an account here just to say THAAAANNNKK YOU!!!!!!

Don't really know if deleting (corrupt) Cat stuff or the installation of SP3 was the cure, but either way, I'm a Happy Punter. Thanks, Sparky Reply Report Md.Yaser- Oct 14, 2012 at 09:32 AM Man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Added to my list of XP fixes.