I'm repairing my mum's computer in the wee hours of the morning and I have discovered something horrifying. I followed the directions posted in repairing windows without reformatting, only now I have ran into an error it seems no one else has.
Upon loading the MS Windows XP install screen (which looks like it's reformatting the computer), it says certain files are needed:
"The file 'asm' on Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 CD is needed.
Type the path where the file is located, and then click OK.
Copy files from:
I am stuck at this screen and cannot go any further. We only have a single CD copy and on it says 'Service Pack 2 is included'. When I reach this screen on the computer, I cannot select anything--it's as if the entire computer freezes. I reboot and try again but each time this screen reaches, it still shows the same message and I still cannot select a thing--I can't even hit "OK"!
I'm very tempted to reformat and start over but that's a daunting process that I wish to avoid.