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Posted 29 November 2006 - 05:30 PM
Posted 29 November 2006 - 05:58 PM
I'm doing a reinstall, not a total reinstall just a reinstall of XP
Do you mean you are performing a repair install...or do you have your disk partitioned?
and I'm trying to put the SP 2 back on and it won't allow me to do that. It keeps spitting up, close down C:\\windows\System 32\smss.exe before installing SP 2.
...and that sounds like SP2 is already installed...if you do in fact have the disk partitioned, this is most likely the case.
The smss.exe is a Windows Core file that manages your sessions (smss=Session Manager Subsystem). Now, if the file you mentioned was truly located elsewhere, you would indeed have a problem.
Posted 29 November 2006 - 06:50 PM
Posted 30 November 2006 - 12:02 AM
Posted 30 November 2006 - 07:40 AM
Langa Letter: XP's No-Reformat, Nondestructive Total-Rebuild Option
Fred Langa shows you how to completely rebuild, repair, or refresh an existing XP installation without losing data, and without having to reinstall user software, reformat, or otherwise destructively alter the setup.
By Fred Langa, InformationWeek
June 19, 2006
Fred Langa: It's one of those software design decisions that makes you scratch your head and wonder, "What were they thinking?"
The "it" in this case is XP's most powerful rebuild/repair option, and yet Microsoft chose to hide it behind seeming dead ends, red herrings, and a recycled interface that makes it hard to find and (at first) somewhat confusing to use.
But it's worth exploring because this option lets you completely and nondestructively rebuild, repair, or refresh an existing XP installation while leaving already-installed software alone (no reinstallation needed!). It also leaves user accounts, names, and passwords untouched and takes only a fraction of the time a full, from-scratch reinstall does. And unlike a traditional full reinstall, this option doesn't leave you with two copies of XP on your hard drive. Instead, you end up with just the original installation, but repaired, refreshed, and ready to go. ...
Posted 30 November 2006 - 08:02 AM
Posted 02 December 2006 - 11:36 AM
Posted 02 December 2006 - 05:43 PM
Edited by Johnz414, 02 December 2006 - 05:44 PM.
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