I upgraded from xp pro sp2 to sp3 and after that computer was very slow. So I repaired SP3 and during that process it started asking for 'asms' file. Even though the sp3 cd(which i burnt from a ISO image) had the asms folder it does seem to sense the cd. I am really stuck now because, even if I reboot my pc without the cd it goes to windows setup asks for 'asms' file. Even in safe mode it says windows setup cannot proceed in safe mode it reboots.
Kindly help me on what can I do now so that either i can get thru with the 'asms' file or is there a way I can revert back to sp2 and do any possible recovery so that I can go into windows and backup my files.
Greatly appreciate your help and solutions.