Posted 02 June 2012 - 09:56 AM
I installed one of my pcs from an XP SP2 disk.
About 3 times, the following scenarion happened: I called Microsoft and activated my copy of Windows XP. That went fine. Then upon the next boot (I believe), the computer hangs on boot up. I looked in safe mode and I believe it hung on a file drvmain.sdb. Now with my reinstallation of windows xp, I have now reactivated for the 3rd time, and my computer is still running.
Can anyone think of what I should do before I shut my computer down so this boot failure will not happen? The file drvmain.sdb is in the AppPatch directory - it has August 4, 2004 3:00PM as the date and time. Is the SP2 version of the file continuing unchanged? Should I copy this file to a cache - could it be the cache version that XP is hanging up on, if so, I can just copy it over to the cache.
Just curious if anyone can help me not have the boot failure this time, which will be the 3rd time. If copying the file to the cache would work, I'll do it, or if reinstalling sp2 to get the right version (why is not right, if this is true).
Thanks for any help.