What steps you did from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311755
That article works but when I see this I often find an old machine with XP on some CDR media. All that can be fixed but sometimes you find a person that thinks it's not the old machine.
I booted up my pc this morning and it wouldn't boot. It said detecting IDE drives... So I decided to pop in my windows xp disc and tried to repair the installation. However, when it gets to the repair screen, it says "The file 'asms' on Windows Xp Professional Cd-Rom is needed. I don't know why it is saying this because this never happened to me before. I've tried the support from microsoft but this is not working either. I try to install a fresh copy of windows xp but the screen won't come up when I put the disc in, it just boots up normally to the screen that says "The file 'asms' on Windows Xp Professional Cd-Rom is needed. Now, I can't go on my PC and I cannot install a new windows installation. Please help me