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Rebooting system recovery disc

I was reinstalling my system recovery disc and it is asking me for a file location: The message asked me to type in the path for file 'asms' on WINDOWS XP Professional Service Pack. What is this file location? I don't know and the computer won't boot so that I can search for it. Thank you.

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