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Anonymous
March 27, 2005 9:43:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

I am installing Windows XP Pro with SP2 on a new computer with a clean
installation and I get the following errors after it has loaded all the
system files and rebooted. It will not allow me to install the program in
any way.

Error: sxs.dll: Syntax error in manifest or policy file
"D:/I386/asms/52/msft/windows/net/dxmrtp/dxmrtp.man" on line 5.

Error: Instalation Failed: D:\I386\asms. Error message: Data
error(cyclic redundancy check).

The software is an OEM version I bought through ZIPZOOMFLY and has authentic
security codes, etc. I think the messages are saying that a file on the
installation disk has an error on it.
Things I have considered:
1. I have tried to make a copy of the disk to see if I could replace the
file with a new DXMRTP.MAN file, but I can't get that disk to work.
2. The original disk is in pristine condition so I don't think it is due to
a scratch.
3. I've tried using different CD and DVD drives to eliminate that error
possibility
4. I tried booting Windows XP with the 6 Boot disks and then running the
installation with my disk, that has failed to resolve the error.
5. I have only found one tech site that reported a similar error and their
solution was that they tried installing the Windows XP on the harddrive in
another system. I don't have access to another SATA compatible system, so i
can't try that.

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY FURTHER SUGGESTIONS? I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR
HELP!


My hardware is as follows:
MB: P5AD2-E Premium
HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3200826AS 200GB Serial ATA 7200RPM
CPU: Intel Pentium® 4 630 Processor Prescott 3.0GHz, 800MHz FSB, Socket
775, 2MB Cache
Memory: Kingston KVR533D2N4K2/1G 1GB Kit DDR2-533 PC2-4200 Memory
Graphics: MSI NX6600GT-TD128E GeForce 6600 GT PCI Express
DVD-ROM: Pioneer DVD 16X
Anonymous
March 27, 2005 11:47:54 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Your Windows XP CD is defective. Contact the seller
and request a replacement. Microsoft does not replace
defective OEM software.

"Manifest Parse Invalid at the Top Level of the Document" Error Message
When You Try to Install Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;331881

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...

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"NMCPATH" wrote:

| I am installing Windows XP Pro with SP2 on a new computer with a clean
| installation and I get the following errors after it has loaded all the
| system files and rebooted. It will not allow me to install the program in
| any way.
|
| Error: sxs.dll: Syntax error in manifest or policy file
| "D:/I386/asms/52/msft/windows/net/dxmrtp/dxmrtp.man" on line 5.
|
| Error: Instalation Failed: D:\I386\asms. Error message: Data
| error(cyclic redundancy check).
|
| The software is an OEM version I bought through ZIPZOOMFLY and has authentic
| security codes, etc. I think the messages are saying that a file on the
| installation disk has an error on it.
| Things I have considered:
| 1. I have tried to make a copy of the disk to see if I could replace the
| file with a new DXMRTP.MAN file, but I can't get that disk to work.
| 2. The original disk is in pristine condition so I don't think it is due to
| a scratch.
| 3. I've tried using different CD and DVD drives to eliminate that error
| possibility
| 4. I tried booting Windows XP with the 6 Boot disks and then running the
| installation with my disk, that has failed to resolve the error.
| 5. I have only found one tech site that reported a similar error and their
| solution was that they tried installing the Windows XP on the harddrive in
| another system. I don't have access to another SATA compatible system, so i
| can't try that.
|
| DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY FURTHER SUGGESTIONS? I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR
| HELP!
|
|
| My hardware is as follows:
| MB: P5AD2-E Premium
| HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3200826AS 200GB Serial ATA 7200RPM
| CPU: Intel Pentium® 4 630 Processor Prescott 3.0GHz, 800MHz FSB, Socket
| 775, 2MB Cache
| Memory: Kingston KVR533D2N4K2/1G 1GB Kit DDR2-533 PC2-4200 Memory
| Graphics: MSI NX6600GT-TD128E GeForce 6600 GT PCI Express
| DVD-ROM: Pioneer DVD 16X
Anonymous
March 28, 2005 1:41:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Thanks for your reply, just thought I'd find out if there were any other
solutions before I sent the disk back for a replacement.

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> Your Windows XP CD is defective. Contact the seller
> and request a replacement. Microsoft does not replace
> defective OEM software.
>
> "Manifest Parse Invalid at the Top Level of the Document" Error Message
> When You Try to Install Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;331881
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...
>
>
!