I get the same error. It says in full:
Manifest Parse Error: invalid at the top level of the
SZS.DLL: Syntax error in manifest or policy file "G:\i386
Installation failed: G:\i386\asms. Error message: Manifest
Parse Error: Invalid at the top level of the document
One of the components that Windows needs to continue setup
could not be installed."
I have no idea what this means. It stops just when Windows
is copying files to the computer.
My computer is a ASUS A7V/AMD Athlon 1000 with an Adaptec
SCSI Adapter 29160N.
Anybody knows anything about this?
>Could be a damaged CD - can you test it on another PC?
See if it gets past
>> I have tried to install Windows XP Pro on my Sony VAIO
>> XG29 laptop but with no success. No matter how I do it,
>> whether as an upgrade or clean install, I always get the
>> same result. FATAL ERROR! This happens right after
>> Preparing Installation and right before Installing
>> Windows. The message says:
>> "An error has been encountered that prevents Setup from
>> "One of the components that Windows needs to continue
>> setup could not be initiated."
>> "Manifest Parse Error. Invalid at the top level of the
>> The log file says, "SXS.DLL: Syntax error in manifest or
>> policy file 'D:\I386\asms\6000
>> \MSFT\WINDOWS\COMMON\Controls.man' on line O"
>> DOES ANYBODY KNOW HOW TO GET AROUND THIS? DOES ANYBODY
>> KNOW HOW TO FIX THIS?