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December 8, 2004 3:09:47 AM

I updated to SP 2 on Windows Home with mirror raid after reboot it posts then screen goes black. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Nicness

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December 12, 2004 1:13:12 AM

Thats why SP2 is not good. Too many bugs. My dad insisted on installing it on his comp, so I did. But first, I used the network and Norton Ghost and made an image of his drive. Then installed SP2. Luckily the installation went OK, but SP2 likes to freeze during install, which causes a host of problems. I think your only option would be to reformat and put XP SP1 back on.
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December 12, 2004 1:43:54 AM

SP2 is solid for me. Infact, I noticed performance and stability improvements with it.

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December 12, 2004 4:41:25 AM

I also noticed many improvements in system performance/stability. I mainly like the activx and popup blocker in IE, they work good :) 

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December 12, 2004 5:34:21 AM

Hey guys, DAVE is at least correct about SP2 being buggy as hell. Im happy for all three of you that have XP SP2 running good on your systems, but there are a ton of systems that Sp2 just wont be very nice to. My system is one of these unlucky ones. I tried talking to micrsoft, but that was a joke. Here is one of the chat sessions that I had with Microsoft. Be sure to read over the conversation, it lasted for aprox 35 mins. Dont take this the wrong way, I just wanted to let yall know that SP2 is problematic for many people. BTW, you cant see my notes that I sent to this idiot before our chat session started, but trust me when I say that they were very detailed.

Here is your chat transcript:

The Microsoft Windows XP SP2 Chat session has been accepted.

{Faisal S.} [12/8/2004 2:17:45 PM]
{Faisal S.} Thank you for using Microsoft Windows XP SP2 Chat Support. My name is
Faisal. May I address you as Christian?
{Christian Brister} [12/8/2004 2:17:55 PM]
{Christian Brister} Yes
{Christian Brister} [12/8/2004 2:18:22 PM]
{Christian Brister} Did you get my notes
{Faisal S.} [12/8/2004 2:19:18 PM]
{Faisal S.} Just to make sure I have the correct information and so I can send you a
summary of our chat session today,May I have your e-mail address and phone number
{Christian Brister} [12/8/2004 2:20:04 PM]
{Christian Brister}
{Faisal S.} [12/8/2004 2:21:06 PM]
{Faisal S.} Thank you Christian.
{Faisal S.} [12/8/2004 2:21:10 PM]
{Faisal S.} Is this a new incident related to SP2?
{Christian Brister} [12/8/2004 2:21:23 PM]
{Christian Brister} Yes, didnt you get my notes
{Faisal S.} [12/8/2004 2:22:39 PM]
{Faisal S.} OK.
{Christian Brister} [12/8/2004 2:22:59 PM]
{Christian Brister} Am I talking with a person or a computer
{Faisal S.} [12/8/2004 2:24:25 PM]
{Faisal S.} From your problem description it seems that when you are after
installing Windows XP Sp2 it freezes at the splash screen, am I correct?
{Christian Brister} [12/8/2004 2:24:43 PM]
{Christian Brister} Yes, thats what I said in my notes
{Faisal S.} [12/8/2004 2:25:20 PM]
{Faisal S.} I apologize for the inconvenience you are having related to Sp2.
{Christian Brister} [12/8/2004 2:26:16 PM]
{Christian Brister} What should I do
{Christian Brister} [12/8/2004 2:28:01 PM]
{Christian Brister} Are you there? Ive been on here over 20 mins and still dont have
one suggestion.
{Faisal S.} [12/8/2004 2:28:35 PM]
{Faisal S.} Yes.
{Faisal S.} [12/8/2004 2:29:07 PM]
{Faisal S.} Christian give me few minutes while I have a search on this issue.
{Faisal S.} [12/8/2004 2:33:04 PM]
{Faisal S.} Christian are you with me?
{Christian Brister} [12/8/2004 2:33:52 PM]
{Christian Brister} yes
{Christian Brister} [12/8/2004 2:34:48 PM]
{Christian Brister} Yes
{Faisal S.} [12/8/2004 2:34:50 PM]
{Faisal S.} Christian are you doing a fresh installation of Windows Xp sp2?
{Christian Brister} [12/8/2004 2:35:46 PM]
{Christian Brister} Did you read my or not? I keep asking you this.
{Christian Brister} [12/8/2004 2:36:31 PM]
{Christian Brister} I explained all of this in my notes. I have tried both fresh
installs and upgrades
{Faisal S.} [12/8/2004 2:37:53 PM]
{Faisal S.} Yes.
{Faisal S.} [12/8/2004 2:38:36 PM]
{Faisal S.} Christian are you able to login in safe mode?
{Christian Brister} [12/8/2004 2:39:28 PM]
{Christian Brister} No, I said in my notes that I couldnt get past the Splash screen
before locking up
{Faisal S.} [12/8/2004 2:40:43 PM]
{Faisal S.} But are you able to login in safe mode?
{Christian Brister} [12/8/2004 2:41:05 PM]
{Christian Brister} NO
{Faisal S.} [12/8/2004 2:41:59 PM]
{Faisal S.} OK.
{Christian Brister} [12/8/2004 2:42:46 PM]
{Christian Brister} This is becoming a real waste of time, some of the questions you
ask dont make sense. How are you supposed to get into safe mode if you lock up
before that option is available.
{Faisal S.} [12/8/2004 2:44:05 PM]
{Faisal S.} Christain in this case you have to contact Windows Xp support.
{Christian Brister} [12/8/2004 2:44:43 PM]
{Christian Brister} Go waste someone elses time you dont have a clue what your doing
The visitor has ended the chat session.

{Faisal S.} [12/8/2004 2:45:46 PM]
{Faisal S.} Well Christian it's been my pleasure to assist you on this issue today
and I will send you an e-mail summary of our chat session for your records. If the
status of your issue changes, please don't hesitate to contact us again, referencing
your case number, SRZ041208003371.

Thank you for using Microsoft Windows XP SP2 Chat.
The Microsoft Support Professional has ended this chat session. Please click the End
Chat button to exit Chat.
December 12, 2004 3:08:31 PM

But are you able to login in safe mode? LOL

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December 13, 2004 12:40:07 AM

I just knew it was a computer at first, but then after a couple of more replys I still dont know for sure.
December 13, 2004 3:25:13 AM

I'm goona go with guy reading off a card in a chat session instead of in a phone conversation. I guess people start at reading a card in chat session support, go to reading off card for phone support, then do phone support with out a card because they have it memorized :) 
I sorta feel sorry for em, they are monitored so they have to do those bs things even if they are a waste of time bec they will get fired otherwise. I have a few friends who did phone support for a while, they said it was the worst job in the entire world.

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December 13, 2004 5:12:47 AM

It sure is frustrating though. I have both the XP PRO and XP home versions. BTW both are legal. I have tried everything that I know to try and cant get XP to stop hanging at the XP logo. Oh well.
December 13, 2004 5:34:50 AM

That sucks :( 
Have you done any searches to see if some piece of hardware in ur comp has incompatible drivers or something w/ sp2?

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December 13, 2004 7:38:39 AM

Oh yes! I have run test and looked on each manufactures website including microsoft. The memory is defintely not the problem. The two things that I lean towards it being are the BIOS or the Video Card. The Video card in new its an ATI 9600XT and I think that Crashman has a video card similiar and he also has the same board. I have reflashed the Bios but still the same issue. I have tried upgrades and new installs on different HD's but nothing works. What is Slipstreaming, I have heard about it and was going to try that if it could possibly help.
December 13, 2004 4:11:46 PM

You would need a working sp2 machine to slipstream I believe. It is basically making a windows install disc that already has sp2. I've never done it so I have little or no idea how it works. It "might" help you though.

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December 13, 2004 9:50:38 PM

This is probably a bad idea but what about formating a HD and installing XP SP2 on another system. Then take that HD and put it back in the new one? I guess that there would be Bios issues. What do you think?
December 14, 2004 4:11:00 AM

Well, you have tried just about everything else. If you have another system with a similar motherboard it "might" boot in your machine. Moving a hard drive from one machine to another is very hit and miss but I guess it is worth a shot. If you do the install on a machine with a completely different chipset from your own there prettymuch is no way it is going to work.

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December 14, 2004 3:06:03 PM

Check out they have a great article on slipstreaming. You don't need SP2 installed to do this. All it takes is an original XP CD (any version... doesn't need to be SP1) and the full net admin download of SP2.

Tacktech also has blank bootable ISO files for creating bootdisks... comes in very handy when creating Windows CDs.

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