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Perform a repair, or 'upgrade' setup.
If you run an XP "Upgrade"setup, from the original, or "Gold" version of the setup CD, and you have SP2 installed, it might go into
a setup loop, and you could lose your install. Uninstall SP2, BEFORE you Upgrade setup from CD (that lacks sp2 on it.)
Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
"MrSm" <MrSm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:540B2EC1-A255-4560-A3A3-06E0A5579B46@microsoft.com...
> At startup, I get a black screen that tells me that the two above files are
> either damaged or corrupt. Can't load Windows in safe mode.
> I'm running XP with a 2.8 GHz Pentium 4, 512 MB RAM.
> Any help would be much appreciated!!