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Windows does not start and does not see the CD ROM drive.

Dell / DIMENSION 2400
January 24, 2012 at 23:30:23
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.392 GHz / 1278 MB
Windows does not start but gives the error 'load needed DLLs for kernel' The Cd ROM drive is not recognised and I cannot boot using the XP installation CD. Just before this it worked very slowly and surprisingly the Contol Pane would not open. Should I upgrade my IDE 38 Gb hard drive> If so what upgrade is suitable?

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January 24, 2012 at 23:41:22
If it won't boot from the Windows setup disc it's no good just upgrading the hard drive and hope that fixes it. Something else is causing the problem.

Make sure the CD drive is set as the first boot device in the BIOS Setup.

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January 25, 2012 at 11:10:12
There is a problem as I dont have an Administrator's password. I've tried things like nil,Enter, but none work to get the Repair set up to proceed. Kindly advise if possible. Thanks for your time and the help.
Kind regards

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January 26, 2012 at 12:37:01
The Repair re-installation of Windows XP suddenly stopped. A dialog box appeared asking for the file 'asms' which is on the CD. The text box showed the path;
But no changes could be made as the keyboard and mouse were not in use for this action to be effected.
Kindly help or advise. Many thanks for your kind consideration of this problem.
Kind regards

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January 26, 2012 at 13:52:10
globalroot device cdrom0 i386 asms

Try this way.

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January 26, 2012 at 20:30:51
When the error message about the missing asms file appears, clicking F10 + shift does not get the command line nor any other response.

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