XP (re) install, asms file, and regedit

July 20, 2009 at 10:28:09
Specs: Windows XP
ok...a few days ago my wifes' Dell Mini 9 was infected with some nasty ad/malware. The infection would not let me open any programs, it would show the hour glass for about two seconds and then nothing eventually leading to windows asking me to chose from a list of programs in order to open any specific one. This was the case for every application on the computer. I use MBAM on a consistent basis and that was my plan to combat the attack and the beginning of my problem. After trying safemode and any other possible fix variation I know, I decided to re-install XP SP3 from the disk that came with the mini from an external cd/dvd rom. Collecting Information, Dynamic Update, and Preparing Installation are all completed bringing me to the "installing windows" step. I am receiving an error reading "the file 'asms' on windows xp home edition service pack 3 cd is needed. Type the path where the file is located and the click 'ok'" I'm pretty sure this file is on the xp install disk and was led to these directions on how to fix this problem . However, when i try to run regedit on the command line it says "the system cannot execute the specified program." and am sort of at a loss if anyone could please help me I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.

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#1
July 20, 2009 at 10:29:48
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311755

This is the link of directions...I don't know why its not showing.


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#2
July 20, 2009 at 13:27:45
Are you loading the SATA drivers at the start of the installation?

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#3
July 20, 2009 at 15:19:06
No...Do I need to? I do not know how.

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#4
July 22, 2009 at 04:23:19
Hello! I am having the EXACT same problem with a Dell dimension 8400. I'm using the XP restore disk but am running into the "The file"asms" on Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 CD is needed.
I open the DOS prompt as per microsoft directions found online but there is no response to regedit.exe command.
HELP?
thanks in advance!

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