I recently picked up a browser redirect virus that also prevented me from opening windows in safe mode. I ran numerous anti virus programs on it with no luck. I then updated numerous security patches from Microsoft but the installs would not complete and after I shut down the computer it would not boot in any mode.
I had to do a repair from the original disc (XP professional media edition) which got me up and running in all modes at the Service Pack 2 level. The browser redirect problem is no longer evident.
I have been trying to install service pack 3 with no success. It seems to download OK but blows up at the "Running Processes After Install" level. I tried the various fixes suggested at microsoft (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950718
), including running a batch file that renamed the download folder but same result. In looking at the svcpack.log , it seems to stop at :
1220.687: Starting process: C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705\ToGac.exe C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705\Microsoft.Vsa.Vb.CodeDOMProcessor.dll
1220.812: Return Code = 1
1220.812: ExConditionalRunInfProcesses: Error 0x1 while running processes in section 'ToGac.RunProcess.ProcessesToRun.'
My thinking is that some updates that i got under SP3 prior to my melt down may be conflicting with my current SP2 . I dont see Microsoft.NET Framework running as a service (maybe dont know what to look for) but I have Microsoft.Net Framework 3.5 SP1 installed on my programs list.
Any direction on where to go from here would be greatly appreciated.