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On turning the laptop on i got a message that it had lost a file and needed the original CD-Rom re installing, i cannot locate that CD, how do i get up and running again please.

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    Art Ellison Sep 14, 2010

    What is the exact error message you are seeing?

  • colin_wat945 Sep 14, 2010

    Following file is missing,WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
    Repair by starting windows setup, using original setup cd rom

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You will need a Windows CD to help fix this problem. You don't need your CD, but any Windows XP CD will work. Follow the suggestion here:
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That should work. If not, let me knkow.

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    Install the program by double-clicking on the file you just downloaded and going through the installation process.

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    Open the program when ready and then click "select computer" and make sure it says "Local Computer." Click on the "Find Keys" button.

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    How to instal file 'asms The file 'Asms' on Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 CD is needed" when installing WinXP Pro,


    When you install Microsoft Windows XP, you may receive the following error message:
    [Files Needed]
    The file 'Asms' on Windows XP Professional CD-ROM is needed. Type the path where the file is located, and then click OK.
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    To resolve this issue, use the appropriate method for your computer.
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    If the hard disk is formatted with the FAT file system or with the FAT32 file system, follow these steps:
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    Insert the Windows 98 Second Edition CD-ROM in the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then at the command prompt type the following lines, pressing ENTER after you type each line, where cd-rom is the drive letter of the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive:
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    c:
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    smartdrv
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    If the hard disk is formatted with the NTFS file system and you are upgrading an earlier version of Windows, use one of the following methods.
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    When you receive the error message, press SHIFT+F10 to start a command session.
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    Click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
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    When you are prompted to specify a name, type Test.
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