Well, the one extended care facility I visited didn’t work out very well. First, I went to the wrong place so they directed me down the street. The receptionist was nice, but she didn’t give me any hope of teaching any computer classes there. As a matter of fact, she pointed out the “no soliciting” sign on the front door of the place. I will teach another computer class at JOIN on Monday (Job Opportunities In Nevada, JOIN). Unfortunately, that is all volunteer work and doesn’t help me pay the bills. I probably gave out about 40 business cards at the farmers market last night, but I don’t know if it will do me any good. One guy down there had a real estate booth and told me I should go around to all the independent real estate people to see if they needed any computer help. Sounds like a good idea. I finally finished this one computer I was working on. I thought I had it done, but the mouse stopped working. I ended up having to do a Win XP repair to get it to start working again. That’s when I got this problem:
I’m trying to “repair” windows xp by booting it from the “Service Pack 3″ disk. I get to partway through and get the ” file asms needed” message.
After looking around on the Internet using the error message that windows was giving me as a search term, I found a fix on web site called http://www.computing.net I tried this fix:
When the message appears, type: 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:
Delete UPPERFILTERS and LOWERFILTERS keys.
Do the same for ControlSet2 and any other numbered ControlSet keys you see.
I was lucky and only had one ControlSet1. Once I did this, I was able to finish the repair. That is when I found that an illegal copy of windows was installed. This is for another post though.