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XP Repair and Service Pack 2

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My Dell 6000 Inspiron (circa 2005) kept freezing up when I tried to open any program. Did complete hardware check. Everything passed. Did the XP repair and it asks fo insert the "Windows XP Pro Service Pack 2 CD". I downloaded Service Pack 2 to a CD and inserted it but I get the messge "The file 'asms' on Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 is needed. Type the path where the file is located, and then click OK. Copy files files from: D:\1386

What am I supposed to do now?
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Does your original Windows installation disk have SP2 on it? If not, you'll have to slipstream SP2 onto a copy of the disk in order to use it.

In this case it's likely that the SP2 CD doesn't have the i386 directory - so Windows isn't able to locate it.

Here's a guide to slipstreaming: http://www.winsupers..._slipstream.asp
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