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bengaluru

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Hi Guys,

I was hoping someone could help me out.

I had two OS on my system - Win 98 SE on C Drive and Windows 2000 on D Drive.

I was trying to upgrade my 98 to XP and was stuck with the following error:

Fatal Error : e:\1386\asms - parameter is incorrect.

And the setup stopped. I then cancelled the setup and restored my 98 to my C Drive. I tried upgrading my 2000 when I encountered the same error halfway through.

However this time I am unable to cancel the XP setup and restore my 2000. Everytime I start my computer I used to get the options to choose the OS. Now I get the options as Windows XP Professional and Windows 98 but does not allow enough time to choose. In a flash of a second it goes to Windows XP, restarts the setup and then closes with the same above error. I have to be very very fast to choose the OS to 98, which I did this time to post this message.

Can somebody give me the solution to restore my 2000 to my D Drive. I had installed the 2000 only for my itunes software and does not use it much. I would be happy if you could give me a solution to continue my upgrade to XP in both my drives and how to get rid of the error above.

Help please.
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Howdy:

You should be able to bootup using just the XP cd.. Is your XP cd original or a copy you or someone made for you( different startup and install requirements)

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Thanks for the quick reply. It was a copy.

I tried booting up with the XP CD.........but as I said the XP restarts setup and stops with the above message.

Edited by bengaluru, 03 July 2005 - 09:00 AM.

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Thanks for the quick reply.  It was a copy.

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Sorry, but we don't support the use of pirated software.. Thus, your support will end now..

Buy a legal copy and use that !!!

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Thanks. But at lease can you tell me how to restore to my earlier versions.
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Boot using a Win98 boot floppy.. When you get to a:>/ prompt, type in fdisk /mbr

That will get you back into Win98.. Then use your Win2000 cd (assuming it is legal) and boot from it.. Re-install it to the proper partition..

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Thanks a lot for the quick reply. Much appreciated
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