The files were originally downloaded to be burned as an iso file, I recently worked on a pc that would not load anything from it's dvd rom. I loaded the Iso into a program called poweriso, but instead of burning the image I simply dragged and dropped each file into a folder on my mybook. Afterwards I was able to run the setup from the mybook and it installed perfectly'
This machine had a similiar issue it was stuck in a loop, it would simply turn itself off and on, I finally got it to stay on and saw that it was running window xp w sp1, so i decided to try to upgade the machine. When I put the sp cd into the cd rom the machine started o loop again (stops when I remove the cd).
I then decided to run the installation from the mybook, it went well until I recieved the "asms" error. I follwed the microsoft instructions of hitting shift f10 to get to the command prompt and try to repair the registry but was not sure what they meant by upper and lower filters and was stumped.