XP SP2 Install Error

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I’ve tried to install XP Service Pack 2 several times and have gotten errors
each time. I get an Access Denied error at the end of the install and then
messages saying that XP Service Pack was not fully installed and I could have
problems w/ my operating system. Since this has happened my computer’s
performance has pretty much died. For example, it takes forever to boot up
and start programs. If I have more than one window open at a time it takes
forever to toggle b/w windows. If I open an IE window and a pop-up add comes
up and I try to close it then IE crashes.

How do I get XP SP2 to install properly? Any help is appreciated.

I have Lavasoft Ad-Aware and Virus protection running.

Thanks,
Chris
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    You virus scanner and spyware detector should be turned off when installing
    updates from Windows Update.

    "What to Know Before You Download and Install Windows XP Service Pack 2"
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sp2/sp2_whattoknow.mspx

    --
    Ted Zieglar


    "Chris Mills" <chrisamills@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:E2A9B80F-347D-48BC-A17B-293101770442@microsoft.com...
    > I've tried to install XP Service Pack 2 several times and have gotten
    errors
    > each time. I get an Access Denied error at the end of the install and
    then
    > messages saying that XP Service Pack was not fully installed and I could
    have
    > problems w/ my operating system. Since this has happened my computer's
    > performance has pretty much died. For example, it takes forever to boot
    up
    > and start programs. If I have more than one window open at a time it
    takes
    > forever to toggle b/w windows. If I open an IE window and a pop-up add
    comes
    > up and I try to close it then IE crashes.
    >
    > How do I get XP SP2 to install properly? Any help is appreciated.
    >
    > I have Lavasoft Ad-Aware and Virus protection running.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Chris
    >
    >
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