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Hard drive swap (windows xp home)


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stang

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I've just recently tried to swap a 40gig hard drive from an old e-machine cpu I've been having to a newer dell xps someone gave me with a bad hard drive. After I replaced the hard drive I ran the windows xp disk to update the new hardware files in the xps system and everything works fine until it restarts and ask for the xp disk to finish the install (message: missing 'asms file please insert disk and press inter) nothing happens after that. I tried going into the registry and removing the upper and lower filters to reset the disk drive to default but still nothing. Any alterative solutions would be greatly appreciated..........stang

Edited by stang, 03 January 2006 - 03:24 PM.

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stang,

any chance that daemon-tools or some virutal cd-drive software was installed on the 40gb drive?
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Not sure but it was connected to a pci IDE controler, but that was moved also over to the xps system.......stang
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I ask because you seem to have done all the basics...that error will also show up if you do a repair to a system with daemon-tools on it without removing daemon tools.

What is the goal here?

Why did you do a repair rather than fresh install? You are using significantly new enough hardware where it would be beneficial to go that route.
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I didn't do a repair I ran it like doing a new install so it would detect that I had an operating system on it and update the new hardware and retain all my data on the drive...........stang
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