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Windows Service Pack 2 Installation - Unique Problem

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#1 sunandoghosh


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Posted 24 November 2005 - 05:00 AM

windows service pack 2 installation - unique problem

please help me........!!!!

Respected techs and dear forum members,

I have installed a fresh copy of windows xp (without having sp 2 onto it) on my hard disk.

After that i tried to update windows through tools>windows update.

It took so so many hours to download service pack2.

Now after that i was prompted by the system to click so that update (service pack 2) be installed. I did click and it started installing.

The Installtion process of service pack 2 was going smoothly until the last screen (i believe it was last screen) displayed where it was written...

"Finishing Installation"

BUT the blue colour got stuck in the bar below the above message at almost in between.

Thereafter i patiently waited for hours at a strecth in anticipation that it will be completed but it got stuck.

So i was left with no choice but to restart the machine.

After that the system prompted a message saying that service pack 2 installation was not successful and hence to remove it from add/remove programs.

After uninstalling the incomplete service pack 2 i again repeated the whole process.

Again same story.

Plz help me....

My computer specifications:

1. P4
2. RAM 1 GB
3. Intel Motherboard 865GBF
4. Windows xp professional
5. mcafee antivirus

plz plz help me early....



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#2 stidyup


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Posted 24 November 2005 - 07:34 AM

Personally I'd slipstream SP2 into your WinXP CD and install that way, with another reformat and reinstall. If you've been on the web with a pre sp2 fresh install you may have already picked something up preventing SP2 installing. SP2 won't install if you have certain virus's or spyware. A slipstreamed WinXP CD gets around this problem.

Slipstreaming SP2

Slipstreaming walk through movie

Edited by stidyup, 24 November 2005 - 07:34 AM.

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