It may well fix it.
Assuming you have installed SP1 in the past and before you install SP 2-
Steps to take before SP 2 installation:
1. Back up all your data.
2. Check out the Web site of your hardware manufacturers to see if SP2-related software updates are available for download.
3. Purge your system of all spyware and adware you may have accumulated. An infected system will have problems after installing SP2.
Programs that are known to experience a loss of functionality when they run on a Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computerhttp://support.microsoft.com/default....wsxpsp2
Some programs seem to stop working after you install Windows XP Service Pack 2http://support.microsoft.com/kb/842242/
I would suggest running both AdAware and Spybot Search and Destroy BEFORE you install SP2.
Download, install, update and run
*AdAware SE: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
Also download, install, update and run the Microsoft Anti-Spy beta:
Microsoft Antispyware Beta: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx
Do you have a dialup or a broadband connection?
Microsoft offers a free CD to install SP 2 and if you are on a dialup it is highly recommended, in fact, even using broadband, it is an extremely large file and you may get better results and an easier, more accurate install using the CD.
Order it here (free):http://www.microsoft.com/windows....lt.mspx
If you encounter difficulties or have questions, call 888-SP2-HELP for assistance.
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