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Zamoune

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Hi,

Ok first of all this morning I formatted my whole computer.
Then I reinstall my Windows XP all goes perfectly.
Install drivers... Internet...
Then I go on microsoft.com to download the Windows Xp update... 59 installed. Reboot : 15 sec prefect and fast loading.
Once loaded I return on microsoft site to download SP2. Download, Install..
And then guess what. Stuck on loading screen! Yeah I get teh status bar rolling non stop! Makes about an hour from now... If any of you know why?

Really seems to be caused by Sp2... cuz my comp is about empty :S

I tryied Safe mode and last known good config.. And nothing seems to work.
And btw it's a legal and bootable cd... not OEM.

Thank you for help!
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Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Start the System Restore Utility at a command prompt

1. Restart your computer, and keep tapping F8 during the initial start-up until you get options, select Safe Mode with a Command Prompt then press enter.

2. Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.

3. Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:

%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

4. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.

Look for the most recent system checkpoint created before the errors to restore from

For additional information about the Safe mode with a command prompt, click 315222 to see a description of the Safe Mode Boot Options in Windows XP

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Hi, thank you for your help but I cannot even enter in the safe mode with command prompt :S
I think I will restart and reformat everything :S
Or you have another way to fix it ? :S
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The repair removes the updates

You can use this guide to repair XP

Possibly, you will need to press the start button and keep tapping the delete key, (possibly F2) until the PC enters set up. Change the boot order to CD ROM Drive then hard drive, press F10 then press enter, load the XP CD then type Y then press enter, as it reboots, look for press any key to load from CD, press enter

You will need your XP product key to complete this

The XP Product Key is a 25 character alpha numerical code, which does not include the sequence OEM


If you have audio / video files which are subject to DRM you should check with the provider for known issues with performing an XP repair install

Click this to view the XP Repair Install Guide

Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system

The XP repair install will look and run as a normal install, however, you must not see a request to format the drive


After running XP Repair you will need to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update
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I tryied to follow your step but I couln't repair it :S So I downloaded a Windows XP SP2 Edition and everything seems all right. Thanks for help.
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