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jack kane Nov 18, 2003, 11:37am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hey u guys,

i have just tried to install windows xp pro onto a system but i keep getting this error..........

SXS.DLL: syntax error in manifest or policy file "D:\I386\asms\1000\msft\windows\gdiplus\gdiplus.man" on line 4

installation failed:D:\i386\asms. error message: incorrect function.

it seems to be a common problem, but as yet i have not found a fix. any help would be appreciated.


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Adrian Turner Nov 23, 2003, 08:44am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: SXS.DLL: syntax error in manifest or policy file
Hi. Did you resolve this issue. We have the same problem.

Thanks

A

angryhippy Nov 23, 2003, 04:21pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: SXS.DLL: syntax error in manifest or policy file
The gdiplus.dll file is probably corrupted. Go to this site and download the file and replace it.

http://dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?gdiplus

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Ana Koenig Jan 02, 2004, 05:11pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: SXS.DLL: syntax error in manifest or policy file
Your suggested fix worked great. I had to fool the system by building a mock up of the directory tree of:
I386/asms/1000/msft/windows/gdiplus/ I copied over the gdiplus security file and the gdiplus man file but replaced the gdiplus dll file with the one downloaded. It worked great. My situation is that the reinstall (upgrade) of my XP locked up during install.

Thanks,
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Devin McEntee Jan 25, 2004, 06:27pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: SXS.DLL: syntax error in manifest or policy file
I have the same problem with the apparently corrupted dll file. I downloaded a replacement dll; however, since my install is incomplete and won't run, how do I copy a new dll file to my drive ??
Drive format is ntfs !!



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Edited: Jan 25, 2004, 09:20pm EST

 
>> Re: SXS.DLL: syntax error in manifest or policy file
Try this. When the install locks up, if it asks for the file, have it copied ahead of time on a floppy. Then put in the floppy hit browse and tell it to go look in the A drive. I had a similar problem with my AGP driver files once doing a repair install. Also some times the install looks like it has locked up during the registering components section. If you have unsigned drivers like for the mobo or something it will happen during a reinstall. Here's why;

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;281653...duct=winxp

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Bill Evans Jun 01, 2004, 10:57am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: SXS.DLL: syntax error in manifest or policy file
Did anyone find a real solution to this problem? I have the same problem with a fresh install of XP on a new machine? This is the same disk that I always use to install and this is the first time I had a problem. I can't copy over any file since the OS is not installed. Thanks for the help.
Bill

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Edited: Jun 01, 2004, 02:04pm EDT

 
>> Re: SXS.DLL: syntax error in manifest or policy file
Bill if it's a fresh install, I would just try and reinstall. When it gets to the part about installing on the following partition, follow the instructions to delete the OS partition, then reformat it. Don't use the quick ntfs format. Use the regular (slow) method. When I am having an install problem, that usually works for me. It's either that, or I spend the 10 hours it takes to do a full wipe on my 120Gig HD. Trying to do a fix on a new install is usually going to end up with problems down the road. It's better to do it now before you have data to lose. I'm assuming you have a regular XP CD and not a proprietary one from a manufacturer (recovery disk i.e.dell compaq et al)

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Michael A. Jun 01, 2004, 02:46pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jun 01, 2004, 02:46pm EDT

 
>> Re: SXS.DLL: syntax error in manifest or policy file
Good posts Payton. You always seem to be very helpful and thorough. Your suggestion saved me a lot of trouble with a PC at school. Thanks and keep up the good work. :D

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Bill Evans Jun 02, 2004, 01:13pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: SXS.DLL: syntax error in manifest or policy file
Payton, I have tried all of those suggestions. I have unplugged all unnecessary pci cards and even the cd burner and just used the reader. Everytime I get the same error.

SXS.DLL Syntax error in manifest or policy file
D:\ i386asms\1000\msft\windows\gdiplus\gdiplus.man on line 4
I\O Device error

I appreciate the help but I will have to keep looking. I saw that someone said that possibly the disk is corrupt but it is the same disk I have used for all previous installs. Thanks again.

Bill

angryhippy Jun 02, 2004, 04:48pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: SXS.DLL: syntax error in manifest or policy file
Bill this probably won't help but it will get you a hair closer. If you notice on your error message, the last entry refers to an i/o device error. That means that something on that list is causing the problem. Is the system you are posting on an XP system? If so go to device manager and under view click on resources by type, then double click on input/output you will see a list of devices, controllers etc. One of those is probably creating the problem. Maybe. The fact that you are getting a syntax error on line 4 would make me think either your CDROM is not reading correctly, or you have a scratch or debris on your XP CD. I would try to take the CD into the kitchen, let the tap water get slightly warm, put one drop of dish soap on the CD and gently rub it all over with your bare thumb. You don't need to work up a lather. Then rinse it clean, pat dry it with paper towels. Make sure to blow off any lint left from the towels, and try it again. You can always install the OS with someone elses CD. Just put your code in when it asks for the key. The key is not integrated into the CD, and activation should not be a problem.

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Bill Evans Jun 02, 2004, 07:55pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: SXS.DLL: syntax error in manifest or policy file
Payton, Thanks for the help. I cleaned the disk and also switched drives and cables. It worked. I am assuming it was the disk because it did have a smudge on it. Thanks again.
Bill

angryhippy Jun 03, 2004, 02:10am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Great! Enjoy

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Megan Nelsen Jan 03, 2005, 01:53pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: SXS.DLL: syntax error in manifest or policy file
I have a similary error but it is from the "D:\1386\6000\MSFT\windows\common\controls\controls.man" on line 0.


Chad Mixon May 16, 2005, 04:10am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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.Error: SXS.DLL: Syntax error in manifest or policy file "D:\1386\asms\10\MSFT\WINDOWS\GDIPLUS.MAN" on line 4.

Error: Installation Failed: D:\1386\asms. Error Message: Data Error 9cyclic redundancy check)

Fatal Error: One of the components that Windows needs to continue setup could not be installed


that is what i get whenever I try to install from a brand new CD onto a new Hard Drive. any ideas on how to fix this? I have restarted the install process many times, and re-formatted the HD. I still have no luck getting it to work.

Will Ambrosini May 28, 2005, 10:28pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Thanks for the deep technical advice... I cleaned my disk and this problem went away for me too. :-)

Thanks!

erik strauss Aug 06, 2005, 11:07pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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hey i am having the same problem as Chad^^ and the original poster, i have tried cleaning the disk and reformating(the long way). Do you have ne other suggestions? should i just keep trying and cleaning the disk everytime?

Juan Carlos Oct 28, 2005, 04:39pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I just need the file I386\asms my cd is scratcehd and it wont load onto the HD. where do i go to get it?

-Scar

naits nails Dec 30, 2005, 01:05pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Dec 30, 2005, 07:35pm EST

 
>> Re: SXS.DLL: syntax error in manifest or policy file
I have the same problem when i create copy of my orginal CD with windows XP Home to another cd
when im installing windows from the oryginal all is ok, but when runing install from a copy i have error gdiplus.man :)
i must I cleaned my disk? LOL :) i dont think so, im always use new CD's (verbatim, tdk, sony) and i have error

naits nails Jan 01, 2006, 10:25am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: SXS.DLL: syntax error in manifest or policy file
Found something strange with this problem. Oryginal CD is working good - no bad files, but COPY of this oryginal windows xp_he_sp2 is full of errors (CRC) - try verification of record you see full error's, i have almost 200 bad files. I checked 2 other cd-recorder and burned 6 disc and always the same problem when run record verification.



Mati Moris Jan 04, 2006, 09:16am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: SXS.DLL: syntax error in manifest or policy file
There is problem with disc. It has been wrong burned out. Use better compact disk - ONLY CD !!! not CDRW
I suggests CD-R TDK INKJET.


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