Repair windows xp problem
Posted 02 February 2008 - 01:24 PM
Posted 02 February 2008 - 02:40 PM
1: It will not work.
2: It will work but you will have to update yor computer with all windows updates, including sp-2.
Posted 02 February 2008 - 03:19 PM
What you need to do is create a new XP CD slipstreamed with SP2 then use it to do the Repair Install.
The simplest way to create a Bootable Windows XP Pro or Home Installation CD Slipstreamed with SP2 is to use Autostreamer. You point to your XP Pro/Home CD, the SP2 Service Pack .exe file, give it a path to write the .iso file to and off it goes. In 5 or 10 minutes you have a .iso file that you can burn to CD with almost any CD burner program you want to use. I used Roxio 7. There is a good freeware burner called DeepBurner which will do this also.
Here is the link to Autostreamer:
You can download the SP2 .exe here:
Posted 02 February 2008 - 03:37 PM
No, you can not do a Repair Install with a SP1 disc on a SP2 system.
You can, though your system may end up in a hybrid state until you apply Service Pack 2.
Posted 02 February 2008 - 05:05 PM
In the Windows XP service pack 2 setup wizard, it's stuck in performing cleanup. Help?
Posted 02 February 2008 - 05:24 PM
One of the major advantages of slipstreaming SP2 is that it's already applied to your CD so you don't have to download and install it and run the risk of problems.
An excellent alternative is nLite. It allows you to merge SP1/SP2/Windows Updates into a new XP CD image that you can install from. Takes a bit of fiddling with but worth the effort since it also allows you to pre-answer all the questions asked during install so all you have to do is boot the new CD, select where you want to install, format or not and go to lunch. When you come back the install is finished and your are at the latest Service Pack and Update level. See here:
Use this site to get the MS updates:
You can also get updates from an MS site but it takes more work:
Edited by Ztruker, 02 February 2008 - 05:29 PM.
Posted 03 February 2008 - 01:21 AM
On the whole. windows repair quite often end unsuccessfully. It's a major operation with a thousand possible failure causes. This is especially true when sp-2 is removed and then reinstalled. To get a better chance run a thorough scan with your malware programs then disconnect from the internet and disable those malware programs that run in the background. Run disk cleanup and disk defragmenter. Now try to reinstall sp-2.
Regarding the sp-2 discussion: If the original installation was XP-sp1 and sp-2 was added latter, you can run a repair (as you did) with XP-sp1, but all windows updates, including sp-2 will be erased. If the original installation disk was XP-sp2, then you will not be able to run a repair with XP-sp1. This some elaboration on what I wrote in my first post.
Posted 03 February 2008 - 06:38 PM
Posted 03 February 2008 - 09:18 PM
Posted 03 February 2008 - 09:22 PM
Posted 03 February 2008 - 09:44 PM
What problem are you having? Perhaps we can help you resolve that and you won't need to do a Repair Install.
Posted 03 February 2008 - 10:05 PM
I wanted to use DirectX Happy uninstall but it seems I have to buy it >_>.
Posted 04 February 2008 - 10:53 AM
Edited by Ztruker, 04 February 2008 - 10:53 AM.
Posted 04 February 2008 - 04:03 PM
Posted 04 February 2008 - 04:19 PM
I'll continue to look, maybe I'll get lucky.
Well, well ... luck is with me tonight!
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Edited by Ztruker, 04 February 2008 - 04:22 PM.
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