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Using SATA DVD-RW - ASMS file missing during WinXPPro setup

by burton155 / March 19, 2007 2:27 PM PDT

I recently replaced my motherboard with a New GA-965P-DQ6 motherboard,and a Core 2 Extreme QX6700. it has 1 IDE, 1 FDD controller and 6 SATA slots. i am using a 650 PSU from Antec and a Big Typhoon cooler. I hooked up my Buffalo SATA DVD-RW in Sata1 and my IDE Western Digital 80g 7200rpm as master in the only IDE slot. I went into BIOS setup and set it to boot from CDROM first. During startup, it read the WinXP Pro CD, and setup started. but at 39min mark, a dialog box pops up saying it needs the asms file from the Winxp Pro CD. the path showing in the input field is GLOBALROOT\DEVICE\CDROM0\I386\ but nothing happens when i press OK. there is also no Browse button at all.

Now I know that this asms folder is in the CD and in the \i386\ folder because i explored it in another PC. but i cannot seem to get setup to read it at the 39min point.

my harddisk is NTFS formatted and all literature on the web points to using boot disk with CDROM drivers, then copy the asms folder to the harddisk or RAmdrive... however every single boot disk i make, using several boot disk creators found on the web, doesnt seem to be able to provide drivers for my SATA DVD-RW. therefore i cannot ever read the CD from DOS in order to copy it to my harddisk or RAM Drive created by the boot disk

please help as i am almost tempted to buy a IDE DVD-RW in order to fix this, or even a very cheap IDE DVD-ROM. Thanks!

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This issue noted in 2 cases.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 19, 2007 11:43 PM PDT

1. The XP CD was not from Microsoft.

2. The installer (you?) had SATA devices but was unaware the install required those SATA drivers. I will not document how to install XP on SATA here since it's all over the internet.


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XP CD must be from Microsoft
by burton155 / March 21, 2007 10:52 AM PDT

Thanks for the comments. However the XP Home CD was from Microsoft and was an original box set that set me back ~US$200 (in JPY) when i first bought it. the internet sources i read said that it might be the CD being dirty etc, so i bought an XP Pro upgrade in Microsoft box set(also ~US$200) which i thought might work, but it too couldnt be read by the DVD-RW. This shop is a major electronics franchise in Japan so i think it is very unlikely that the CD is pirated or fake.

I then bought an IDE DVD-ROM again and hooked it up as slave to the IDE(there is only 1 IDE on GA-965P-DQ6 so i guess thats Primary?) but that too couldn't find the ASMS folder on the DVD at a certain point. (not only that, the XP Pro/Home CD couldnt even be booted on IDE DVD-RW even though it had no problems being booted from SATA DVD-RW

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So try installing XP proper.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 21, 2007 11:11 AM PDT

XP can't install on SATA as supplied by Microsoft. Try the usual instructions. Hint? Type "How do I install XP onto a SATA drive?" into


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