Installation Failure Cannot get past inpage operation error
Posted 07 January 2009 - 11:39 AM
Therein lies the problem that I am having. The system has finished the first 3 of 5 parts and is now trying to install Windows XP. It starts to read the CD, then gets a failure popup with the following lines:
Installation failed: J:\I386\asms. Error message: Error performing inpage operation.
SXS.DLL: Syntax error in manifest or policy file "J:\I386\asms\1000\MSFT\WINDOWS\GDIPLUS\GDIPLUS.MAN" on line 4.
And it continues several more times to relook at the CD before aborting. I have tried both CDs with the same result and am at a loss on how to continue.
How can I get past this and finish the installation?
Posted 16 January 2009 - 11:18 AM
I'm not sure this will help you, but I had the same problem. My Windows XP CD was brand new and all was OK until this weird message "installation failure" requiring a ASMS file...
And now I know how to go through this problem : just change your DVD drive for a CD/CDR drive. And it works!
Don't ask me why, this is really strange. You can re-install your your DVD drive later, and it will still work.
I hope this will help you. Have a nice day!
Posted 21 January 2009 - 10:01 AM
N.B. it's probably feasible you could use a bart PE disc for the same thing but having never tried it I can't advise.
This post has been edited by majormashup: 21 January 2009 - 10:03 AM