XP install, Fatel Error

By jeff1463
Jan 6, 2007
  1. I was installing WIN XP Pro, I got through set up, got through preparing
    installation , then got the "Fatal Error"

    SXS.DLL syntax error in manifest or policy file "D:\I386\asms\1000\MSFT\WINDOWS\GDIPLUS\GDIPLUS.MAN"

    One of the components windows needs to continue setup could not be installed.

    incorrect function

    I am useing a new genuine microsoft WIN XP cd
  2. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 TS Rookie Posts: 137

    Someone else had this problem they fixed it by replacing the motherboard, replacing the CD didn't work. You dont have a Gigabyte motherboard by any chance do you.
  3. jeff1463

    jeff1463 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no its not a gigabyte. I dont know what it is . I has a Pentium 3 550 mhz
  4. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 TS Rookie Posts: 137

    The only thing I can suggest is to try your XP cd in another computer.
  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    With a 550 MHz, FSB at 66, PC-100 memory, and Service Pack 2, you need a lot of memory...Then you have issues with your hard drive, perhaps. You are fighting a losing battle with that equipment. Isn't it time to upgrade. You can get a Penitum IV for $100... or a refurbished Dell for not much more... see pcsurplusonline and others.

    I would reformat and reinstall, watching every message as you go... I think you will catch the errro.
  6. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    Probably mobo incompatibility,,, Definitely not liking something in your box,
  7. jeff1463

    jeff1463 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah I got it working. The XP CD I bought is faulty I think. I Installed it with a different XP CD, It worked. and as far as an upgrade, its not my computer ,its one of my kids 1st computer.

    thanks for the replies .
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