XP repair -- can't fix "file asms needed" error message

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daniellez023

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I'm trying to repair Windows XP on my laptop (because I got the blue screen of death and a bunch of my drivers don't work) by booting it from the original Reinstall Service Pack 1 disk that came with my laptop. I click setup, and then repair, get partway through and get the "files asms needed" message.



I tried this fix, which was posted on one of these forums previously:
"The machine is not communicating with the CD-ROM.
When the message appears, type: Shift+F10 to enter a command session.
Type: regedit.exe at the prompt.
Highlight the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE entry.
Go to the File menu and choose Load Hive.
Then, load %Windir%\System32\Config\System.sav
Give it a short name that you will remember, like "Test".
Then, find this key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Test\ControlSet1\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Delete UPPERFILTERS and LOWERFILTERS keys.
Do the same for ControlSet2 and any other numbered ControlSet keys you see.
Exit regedit."


I do the first five steps, no problem. My problem is that when i look for the key, under ControlSet001, there is no such key -- no control or class folders, just a services folder. I make the changes under controlset002 and 006, then exit regedit. The error message remains. I click Ok and nothing happens. I click "cancel" and it gives the setup a fatal error. I've also tried changing the drive to d:/ or e:/, with no luck.



Help! How do I get past this?
 
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