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#1 Esther

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 05:24 AM

i need help pls,i messed up big time.
i have installed sp2 coz i got sick of the pop up asking me to do it,anyhows now i have no disk space and then i started looking round my computer and deleating things,now i only have limited internet,
when i click on a folder on my desktop i get the error message....
The file does not have a program accosiated with it for performing this action,create an association in the folder options controle panel...
i also had some hotfix things in add remove ,so i removed them too,think i removed things i shouldt have done.
any help would be very much appreciated.
oh and if i click on IE i get the internet properties box.
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#2 Rimmer

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 06:12 AM

Give us some info about your system please.

If you are running Windows XP now is a good time to do a system restore to a date before you installed SP2.

I don't know how big your hard drive is but it sounds like you are runing out of space, there is a utility which may recover some space. Download CCleaner from here:
CCleaner
Do NOT use the 'Applications' or 'Issues' tabs, they are for expert users only.

It would help your system to run better if you did this:
(These instructions apply to Windows ME and XP, other versions may not have the functions described)
  • Boot in Safe Mode and do a scandisk with the 'Thorough' and 'Fix' options checked.
    If you are not sure how to boot in Safe Mode there is a tutorial here:
    Safe Mode
    How to find scandisk:
    Start>My Computer. Right click the C: drive then Properties>Tools tab, click on Check Now

  • When that's finished do a defrag.
    Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter
    They will take some time but at least you will know your hard drive is working correctly and tidied up.

  • Reboot and see if there's any improvement.

  • Check how much free space you have on your hard drive.
    Start>My Computer click once on your C: drive and look in the Details box on the left.
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#3 Esther

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 07:06 AM

hi thanks for the reply.
im using xp,with 9G size i am also using windows.
i cant defrag coz it says i only have 5%of space,
i have done the scanes and it was clean.
i can not use the restore point as it only shows todays date.
and i cant find where i downloaded the sp2,i looked in add remove,i looked everywhere,because i think i need to get rid of it.
thank you.
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Posted 29 May 2005 - 02:40 AM

Did you try CCleaner to make more space on your hard drive? Then you may be able to defrag.

I don't think you can remove SP2 except by using a previous restore point. You should always make a restore point before you install any software or major updates.
SP2 has many security improvements built in to it and is the recommended level for windows XP.

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 03:31 AM

why not just uninstall sp2??? in the add/remove programs

this will give you the space you need

#6 Esther

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 12:21 PM

i would unistall it if i could find it.
it is not in add remove,its nowhere :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 03:41 PM

What size hd do you have and what do you have filling it up?

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 05:28 PM

it size 9G and i just have the normal stuff in add remove,i can not find where it says sp2,i dont know how to send you a copy of whats in my add remove.
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Posted 29 May 2005 - 08:22 PM

Esther: In my Control Panel>Add/Remove, XP2 is listed as "Windows XP Service Pack 2". It's almost at the bottom of the Add/Remove listings. If you truly have SP2 installed, that entry should be there.
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Posted 29 May 2005 - 10:16 PM

If it is there, you shouldn't remove it!

What are the specs on your computer? I haven't really heard much about any machine running XP using such a small hard drive!

In any case if you are having problems as a result of installing any Windows security update, and that's exactly what SP2 is - a very necessary security update, Microsoft's policy is to provide free tech support to resolve the problems.

Microsoft Security Product Support Policy

Technical support is available from Microsoft Product Support
Services at 1-866-PC SAFETY (1-866-727-2338). There is no
charge for support calls associated with security updates.
International customers can get support from their local Microsoft
subsidiaries. Phone numbers for international support can be found
at: http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx


If you find your computer is adaquate as far as general overall operation (the way you use it and need it to be) I suggest you add a second hard drive. In fact, Circuit City has a Seagate 160 Gig hd on sale right now for $39.95.

#11 Esther

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 12:51 AM

hi
i did have loads of hotfix things in the add remove,which i removed,but i can not see sp2

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 08:51 PM

Go to windows update, let it scan your computer and see what critical updates it says you need.




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