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installation failed (D:\I386\asms)

by Bulletrushout / October 27, 2007 9:11 AM PDT

System info:Compaq Presario 5000, Intel celeron,600mhz,40ghd,256mb and operating system was WinME. I first upgrade to WIN XP-PRO and all was fine for a week I then decided to wipe the HD and remove the partition and then reinstall winXP-PRO. This is when my problem began. During this new installation, it gets to the "windows" installation the error message then pops up which read "Installation failed: D:\I386\ASMS,error message :Incorrect function.
"Fatal error, one of the components that windows needs to continue setup could not be installed.
I am unable to pass this point, so what is my next move

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(NT) I asume you formatted the drive?
by Coryphaeus / October 27, 2007 9:20 AM PDT
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i386 failed
by Bulletrushout / October 27, 2007 9:45 AM PDT

Yes the drive was formatted.That process was done at the beginning of the XP-PRO installation before i got to the actual installation of the xp software. SO yes format was done.

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The last 10 times I ran into this...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 27, 2007 10:53 AM PDT

The XP CD was a copy and not the original. The owners telling me stories about Volume License Copies, from work, school or such.

So far, using a made by Microsoft CD cleared it up.


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