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I\O Error Installing Windows


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Ok. I have an older computer (an E Machines 500is) I added some new componants to make it faster, and never had any problems. I put in a 20gb hard drive, upgraded to 512mb of SDRAM, and upgraded from windows 98 to XP. My sister royally screwed the computer, so i took it back to fix it. I formatted the drive, and began reinstalling windows. Everything was going fine, but then it gets to that blue "installing windows" screen that flips through all the new features of XP. Well it stops right at the beginning and gives the following message. I just copied it word for word:

System Setup Log - (C:\WINDOWS\setuperr.log

Error:
Installation failed:D:\I386\asms. Error Message: The Request could not be
performed because of an I/O device error


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Fatal Error:
One of the compononents that windows need to continue setup could not be
installed.

The Request could not be performed because ofan I/O device error.

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Error:
SXS.DLL: Syntax error in manifest or policy file "D:\I386\asms\1\DEFAULT
\DEFAULT.MAN" on line 0

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Error:
Installation Failed: D:\I386\asms. Error Message : Manifest Parse Error: Invalid at
the top level of the document.


***


Fatal Error:
One of the components that Windows needs to continue setup could not be
installed.

Manifest Parse Error : Invalid at the top level of the document.


***

Fatal Error:
One of the components that Windows needs to continue setup could not be
installed.

The operation was canceled by the user.


***


Error:
SXS.DLL: Syntax error in manifest or policy file "D:\I3asms\1\DEFAULT
\DEFAULT.MAN" on line 0.

***

Error:
Installation Failed: D:\I386\asms. Error Message : Manifest Parse Error: Invalid at
the top level of the document.


***



Fatal Error:
One of the components that Windows needs to continue setup could not be
installed.

Manifest Parse Error : Invalid at the top level of the document.

***


So i thought something was wrong with the CD drive. I switched them out with 3 other drives, same error. I even made a fresh copy of the Windows XP disk from a clean image i keep on my computer, same problem. Any idea why it's doing this, and how i can finish installing XP? Thanks.
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:) :)

Could someone please help me? It's been a long time, and i wan't to fix my computer.
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Is it original Windows CD?
Did you try to clean it?
Did you try to clean CD drive lenses?
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depends on what you mean by "original" its a copy of the original. I have used it dozens of times, and never had a problem, even on this computer, but much earlier. When i got my windows system disc i made sure to create an ISO backup image incase anything happened to the original. I tried a copy i had used previously, and i also created a brand new disc using the image. No change. I cleaned the lenses, and switched out the CD drives multiple times. This was all stated in my previous post.
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Did you try CD on another computer?
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yes, it works fine.
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Try hard drive diagnostic tool: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
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i dont have an operating system therefore i cannot go online and download something nor install and use it.
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Use the computer, you're posting from. That diagnostic program will create bootable CD, so you don't have to have any OS on hard drive in question.
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