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Problem installing service pack 2 on windows xp

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November 24, 2010 2:32:21 AM

I reinstalled windows xp and when i got done i went to windows update to install service pack 2 it installs with no errors then when i restart it goes to the black screen with the safe mode,safe mde with network ect. i can't back on to windows unless i uninstall service pack 2 i never had this problem before.
November 24, 2010 4:21:09 AM


It's best to slipstream SP2 and 3 on to a CD with all the files from your XP CD and install an up-to-date system in one piece. Even then you'll need over 75 updates when it gets going. There may have been a flaw in the download you had and you'll probably get teh same problem if you try it again.

There are good instructions on the slipstreaming process at Paul Thurrot's excellent site http://www.winsupersite.com.

November 24, 2010 4:31:48 AM

Saga Lout said:

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There are good instructions on the slipstreaming process at Paul Thurrot's excellent site http://www.winsupersite.com.



I went there and it showed:

Directory Listing Denied
This Virtual Directory does not allow contents to be listed.




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November 24, 2010 8:40:24 AM

It is best to apply the windows XP SP2 or SP3 from a disc not from the net. I have tried downloading the SP2 and SP3 before and burn it on disc and it works.

For slipstream I use this:
http://www.nliteos.com/
November 24, 2010 7:28:14 PM

Thanks everybody for your help i will try this and let you know if it worked
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