MCE 2005 Install

June 24, 2009 at 13:36:40
Specs: Windows XP MCE 2005
I had a bad hardware issue that I felt a reformat would take care of. Well I've now screwed myself because I can't for the life of me get the OS back on. I have built, reformatted, upgraded PC's 1000x over. And this is the first I've ever had to ask for help about.

I have a 9 in 1 disc for XP versions. Now the 9 in 1 has MCE 2005 oem/retial versions.

Now judging by my key I need the OEM version. But when I try and install it. It gets stopped with this message:

ERROR cannot continue installtion. A component is missing that windows needs to complete the installtion..

D:\ROOT\XPMO\I386\ams

Parameter is incorrect

Now does that even mean?? I've never had an OS install tell me that before.

PLEASE HELP!!!


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#1
June 24, 2009 at 14:19:48
Is D: the CD drive? If so, the message may mean it isn't reading the disk correctly.

Are you connected to the internet while performing the install?

May also be a notice that Microsoft identifies the disk as a counterfeit copy.


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#2
June 24, 2009 at 14:31:35
Google, might help

http://www.google.com/search?q=i386...

UK MP's are thieving scumbags.
EU members are worse.


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#3
June 24, 2009 at 14:36:21
Yes that is the cd drive.

No i'm not connected to the net while installing I've been attempting a fresh install.

Well I don't think that MS is flagging it counterfeit as the discs i'm using are all legit and I have a legit PK.

I think the problem with the 9 in 1 is because of the fact the pc is Gateway.

Like I said I had a DELL version of the same OS that went through without a problem. And then another version that was not DELL version that ended in the same PARAMETER error.

I think my problem is that I need a VALID DELL XP MCE2005 install cd.

And I cannot seem to find one.
The pc is actually that of a relative of myne. And I'm trying to help them out.

I just got off the phone with them and apparently they have a "reinstall" disc. I'm just hoping that it will work now. Seeing as I have already blanked the HDD.

Yet another reason why DELL and Gateway should be taken outside, shot in the face, and thrown in front of a bus. Only to live long enough to crawl home and die in a mattress fire.


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#4
June 24, 2009 at 14:42:02
It seems unlikely that the problem would be a bad disc read. But I suppose I can try burning it again.

I will also try the install on a custom build pc to see if it works on that one.


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#5
June 24, 2009 at 14:48:25
" 9 in 1 disc for XP versions." This sounds like the disk I
downloaded some time ago, It had several versions of XP,
upgrade Corporate.

Its illegal. Yes, I confess, I used it.

http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/359...
1_NEW

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EU members are worse.


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#6
June 24, 2009 at 16:25:18
I have heard of that CD before and it is NOT legal. I don't know where you got that idea.

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#7
June 24, 2009 at 20:03:58
"I have built, reformatted, upgraded PC's 1000x over"

OK, so this person appears to have a lot of experience, right?

"I had a bad hardware issue that I felt a reformat would take care of"

Since when does reformating/reinstalling the OS fix a hardware problem?

"I've now screwed myself because I can't for the life of me get the OS back on"

Probably because of the hardware problem.


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