Re: Repair XP



Hank
07-10-2005, 02:02 AM
Exuse me for jumping in here .But I have a problem doing a repair on
my Gateway OEM Home version. I made a slipsteam disk with Original Oem
disk and SP2 disk I downloaded.using Autostreamer . It goes Ok until
It shows a message that it needs ASMS file. If I type in the location
it doesnt seem to do anything.It lists a few locations but wont take
any I add. Thanks

On Wed, 24 Nov 2004 17:23:59 -0600, "Raymond J. Johnson Jr."
<RayJ@nospam.net> wrote:

>Joseph Meehan wrote:
>> Raymond J. Johnson Jr. wrote:
>>
>>>Joseph Meehan wrote:
>>>
>>>>Raymond J. Johnson Jr. wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>"Joseph Meehan" <sligojoeS_PAM_2@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>>>news:9x%od.27965$sk2.12000@fe2.columbus.rr.com...
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> I have been having some recurring odd problems for some time with my
>>>>>>Windows XP. I am considering doing a Windows "repair" from the
>>>>>>original
>>>>>>install disk.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Does anyone have any suggestions comments or warnings to offer?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>--
>>>>>>Joseph E. Meehan
>>>>>>
>>>>>>26 + 6 = 1 It's Irish Math
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>In addition to Will's advice, you should also be aware that you will
>>>>>lose
>>>>>Windows updates. Also, if you've applied SP2, you won't be able to run a
>>>>>repair install from an original XP CD which is sans SP2, because the
>>>>>install
>>>>>will detect a more recent version of the OS. In that case, you should
>>>>>slipstream SP2 into your install CD prior to doing the repair install.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Could you explain "slipstream SP2?"
>>>>
>>>> Yes I did install SP2. I had hoped, but did not expect, it to
>>>>correct
>>>>all or some of the problems. It made no noticeable difference other than
>>>>changing a few security settings. I guess I should be happy after
>>>>hearing
>>>>about some people's problems with it. :-)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>I'll explain slipstreaming on the condition that you explain your sig.
>>>The idea is to create a new XP install CD with SP2 incorporated into it,
>>>so you don't have to install the OS and then install XP. The process is
>>>fairly simple. First go here, http://tinyurl.com/4unoh and download
>>>Autostreamer, a free utility that will guide you through the process and
>>>help you to create an ISO image which you can then burn to a CD. All you
>>>have to do is have your XP and SP2 disks handy, start the program and
>>>follow the prompts.
>>
>>
>> I assume that I can just burn a CD with the SP2 that was downloaded,
>> again assuming it was saved somewhere on my machine? Got any idea where it
>> might be?
>>
>> As for your question
>>
>> 26 Counties of the Republic (The South) and 6 Counties of the North
>> equal one whole country, people and island as it was before the English
>>
>>
>>
>
>Thanks for the explanation. As for SP2, if you just took the Windows
>Update download, I don't think it can be had at this point--I may be
>wrong about that, so I hope someone who knows for sure will jump in. The
>alternative is to order the CD from MS, or download the install package.
> I don't know how much of a hurry you're in, but the mail order CD
>usually takes less than a week. See the MS XP page.


Re: Repair XP