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It says it can't complete because some files were not fully installed. I click okay and let it reboot... to be told that \windows\command.com file failed to initialize...
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wipe your hard drive with boot and nuke
then start over ............

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wipe your hard drive with boot and nuke
then start over ............


That's some pretty drastic measures mr freeze...

All you need to do is a system restore, not a format... (IF you made a restore point before trying to install SP2)

Edited by AgentMES, 22 March 2008 - 03:50 PM.

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ok
are installing windows with a upgrade windows cd
or are you just installing service pack 2 from a download site
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I'm trying to fix my XP problems (used computer.. I added the i386 and all that for one problem and theres always another one) with no CD or CD-burner... so i basially copied over the .iso, opend it up, and let it run. It had no proiblems until it said that something else wasn't installed properly....

Now I have the cooimputer RUNNING and not crashing all the time, but now I have the following symptoms

-Error message when ATTEMTPING TO RUN TASKMGR (says something's using the file)

-unable to install/upgrade via XP SP2, as noted

-and missing HD space... all of my visible and hidden files fdon't add up to the gap, and I already ran Spybot S&D)
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and now it can't find sndvol32.exe and I have no audio...


If I had the diskettes to make the boot disks, I'd fall back on my Windows 2000 disk... but I lack hard floppies...


and my restore points have disappeared...


captain, I think we're going down....

Edited by PARIAH, 22 March 2008 - 04:26 PM.

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Are you using a cracked version?
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Idk,.... I thought I used the .iso that WASN'T fiddled with... but I could have the wrong one :\


BLAH!!

WHY CAN'T WE DOWNGRADE TO AN OLDER VERSION AND JUST TOSS OUT THE DIFFERENCE?

DAMNED YOU MICROGATES, DAMNED YOU! LINUX WAS NEVER THIS HARD TO FIX... I could just write over stuff that stopped working...

*hunts for the missing restore points*

Edited by PARIAH, 22 March 2008 - 04:37 PM.

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sndvol32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SNDVOL32.EXE
it should be in system 32

have you tried reinstalling your sound drivers
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I'd have to download them...

this thing came with the minitower, mouse, keyboard, monitor, and multiple personality disorder
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whats your make and model number
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(got a system restore, but not the one I wanted)

it shows
Intel® 82801AA AC97 Audio COntroller

also, if I search, I can see SSystem32 in the results, but under no conditions can I see it in explorer (I camn see other hidden folders)

SNDVOL32.EXE isn't ther

How do I replace the missing pieces?

Is it drivers or a windows glitch?

Edited by PARIAH, 22 March 2008 - 07:26 PM.

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