I tried all kinds of tweaks from Geeks to Go forums, but it did not work. Finally I got a Window XP Home Edition OS CD from a friend, and started the window repair work. The repair process went well. After reboot, the screen shows
Setup is being restarted ----
Then the following window comes up
Please insert the Compact Disk labeled 'Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 1 CD'
into your CD-ROM drive.
Since I got SP2 CD at hand, so I put in the SP2 CD. Obviously, the setup only wants SP1 CD.
The following screen shows:
The file 'asms' on Window XP Home Edition Service Pack 1 CD is needed.
Type the path where the file is located, and then click OK.
When I click cancel button, the following messages come up:
An error has been encountered that prevents setup from continuing.
One of the components that Windows needs to continue setup could not be installed.
The operation was canceled by the user.
The computer starts to reboot automatically after I close the box. It goes back to the Insert Disk part.
Looks like burning a CD of Window XP Home Edition SP 1 is the solution. Anyone else has other suggestion?
Wondering why it has to be SP1. Thanks for the input.