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    I have reloaded XP on a Dell Dimension 5150 pc. I can't get past the first set up screen when I get the message that an asms file is required. I have tried to alter the registry as suggested on a Microsoft site but cannot get the "regedit.exe" command to work. Tried the "regedt32.exe" as well. I have a new hard drive, tried another copy of the XP instal CD and the CD ROM tests OK. Any suggestions other than get a new computer?

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    Have you tried taking the steps suggested by this Microsoft Knowledge Base article?

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    I tried editing the Registry but the computer will not accept the "regedit.exe" command, nor will it accept "fdisk" command to set up partitions. In addition, I've tried to set up a partition using the XP CD but that command is ignored as well. I believe that rules out the Option 2 in the Microsoft article. As to Option 3, both CD's I used have loaded XP successfully on other occasions.

    Stop Press. I thought I would have one more try at setting up a partition half way throught this message. I left the CD running and it appears to be loading successfully; that's after I don't know how many attempts. Fingers crossed. Computers - mumble mumble.

    Thanks for your reply.

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    I tried editing the Registry but the computer will not accept the "regedit.exe" command, nor will it accept "fdisk" command to set up partitions. In addition, I've tried to set up a partition using the XP CD but that command is ignored as well. I believe that rules out the Option 2 in the Microsoft article. As to Option 3, both CD's I used have loaded XP successfully on other occasions.

    Stop Press. I thought I would have one more try at setting up a partition half way throught this message. I left the CD running and it appears to be loading successfully; that's after I don't know how many attempts. Fingers crossed. Computers - mumble mumble.

    Thanks for your reply.

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    I tried editing the Registry but the computer will not accept the "regedit.exe" command, nor will it accept "fdisk" command to set up partitions. In addition, I've tried to set up a partition using the XP CD but that command is ignored as well. I believe that rules out the Option 2 in the Microsoft article. As to Option 3, both CD's I used have loaded XP successfully on other occasions.

    Stop Press. I thought I would have one more try at setting up a partition half way throught this message. I left the CD running and it appears to be loading successfully; that's after I don't know how many attempts. Fingers crossed. Computers - mumble mumble.

    Thanks for your reply.

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    I tried editing the Registry but the computer will not accept the "regedit.exe" command, nor will it accept "fdisk" command to set up partitions. In addition, I've tried to set up a partition using the XP CD but that command is ignored as well. I believe that rules out the Option 2 in the Microsoft article. As to Option 3, both CD's I used have loaded XP successfully on other occasions.

    Stop Press. I thought I would have one more try at setting up a partition half way throught this message. I left the CD running and it appears to be loading successfully; that's after I don't know how many attempts. Fingers crossed. Computers - mumble mumble.

    Thanks for your reply.

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    I tried editing the Registry but the computer will not accept the "regedit.exe" command, nor will it accept "fdisk" command to set up partitions. In addition, I've tried to set up a partition using the XP CD but that command is ignored as well. I believe that rules out the Option 2 in the Microsoft article. As to Option 3, both CD's I used have loaded XP successfully on other occasions.

    Stop Press. I thought I would have one more try at setting up a partition half way throught this message. I left the CD running and it appears to be loading successfully; that's after I don't know how many attempts. Fingers crossed. Computers - mumble mumble.

    Thanks for your reply.

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    I tried editing the Registry but the computer will not accept the "regedit.exe" command, nor will it accept "fdisk" command to set up partitions. In addition, I've tried to set up a partition using the XP CD but that command is ignored as well. I believe that rules out the Option 2 in the Microsoft article. As to Option 3, both CD's I used have loaded XP successfully on other occasions.

    Stop Press. I thought I would have one more try at setting up a partition half way throught this message. I left the CD running and it appears to be loading successfully; that's after I don't know how many attempts. Fingers crossed. Computers - mumble mumble.

    Thanks for your reply.

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