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asms file?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tlolson, May 20, 2009.

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  1. tlolson

    tlolson Thread Starter

    May 20, 2009
    I just bought a used sony vaio laptop. The problem is when I go to turn it on it tries to install windows and tells me to insert service pack 3 disk. Problem is I don't have one. I downloaded service pack 3 and burnt it to a disk. When I load that it tells me the file "asms" on window xp professional service pack 3 cd is needed. type the path where the file is loacated? d:/i386? Any suggestions?
  2. 12tipp12


    Jun 7, 2005
    Hi, try burning at a slower speed, download and burn at the slower speed as it seems the file needed is not where it should be.

  3. Gr3iz

    Gr3iz Mark

    Mar 9, 2009
    It's also possible that the computer is looking for the XP installation CD, and that the disk used to install XP had SP3 already installed.
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