My CD and DVD drives have been missing from My Computer and I'm running WinXP Home Edition. I've gone into the registry, deleted the upper and lower filters, ran various spyware programs. Now I attempted to do a Win XP Repair, went thru all the steps, but when it gets to the setup section, I get an error message:
The File 'asms' on Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 1 CD is needed
Trying to do a 'repair' re-install of Windows XP Home Edition. I get through the loading of files and into the first installation window of Windows XP (after the 1st restart) and then get the system windows asking for 'The File ASMS on Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 1 CD is needed. Type the path where the file is located and then click OK/B]'. The text in the path text box is 'GLOBALROOT\DEVICE\CDROM0\I386'. The ASMS file (directory) is in the 1st level directory of I386 on the CD. This is also a valid OEM CD with the Hologram. The system has two CD drives; one is a CD drive and the other is a DVD/CD RW drive.
Now I've tried to the following:
Shift+F10 to enter a command session.
Type: regedit.exe at the prompt.
Highlight the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE entry.
Go to the File menu and choose Load Hive.
Then, load %Windir%\System32\Config\System.sav
Give it a short name that you will remember, like "Test".
Then, find this key: (WHEN I TRY TO FIND THIS KEY below, I DON'T HAVE Set1, but I have Set2, and Set3)
Delete UPPERFILTERS and LOWERFILTERS keys.
Do the same for ControlSet2 and any other numbered ControlSet keys you see.