Upgrade from Win98 2nd to XP,error

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Gutie, Nov 30, 2002.

  1. Gutie

    Gutie Guest

    Failed setup to Upgrade from Win 98 2nd to XP Home on Pent lll/500 w/256k Intel 440BX mother,flashed bio once 2 years ago.
    Error:SXS.DLL syntax error in manifest or policy file "C:\$win_nt$~LS\1386\asms\7000\msft\windows\mswincrt\mswincrt.man"on line 5
    "One of the component Windows needed to continue setup could not be installed. A component file does not match the verification information present in the component manifest."

    I can't speak Russian and I sure as hell don't know what this means either. Help please--please.
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

    well don't do a upgrade install try a clean install should work much better

  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Could be time to flash the bios again too.
  4. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    I did some searching on google for this error and found this on another forum
    if that dosent help try looking here