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My Internet Explorer 6.0 in Windows XP Home bit itís self in the butt the other day, and now crashes whenever I try to print something off the net, or try to print an e-mail out of OE, or try to access certain URLís. And System Restore doesnít work either. Iíve run Norton anti virus, Add Aware, and Spybot looking for bugs, all said I was clean. The error code Explorer gives me is 0XC000008C. After a little searching on the net Iíve found I have to boot from the Windows CD and run the ďRepairĒ mode to fix this. The only other alternative is a clean re-installÖ(choke). The down side is the ďRepairĒ mode will wipe out all the patches Iíve down loaded over the years from Microsoft. They will all have to be down loaded again, and Iím on a dial-up lineÖUgh!
The question I have is; if I have SP2, do I have to reload SP1? Thanks for any and all inputs.
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Hi GreyGears, welcome to Geeks to Go! <_<

The question I have is; if I have SP2, do I have to reload SP1?

No. After performing the repair, you can go directly to SP2. SP2 contains all previous patches.

Here's a guide for performing a repair install of XP:
http://www.geekstogo...p?showtopic=138

You can order a free SP2 CD here:
http://www.microsoft...default810.mspx
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Thanks for the quick response, Admin. I suspected that PS2 might replace PS1, but you never know about our friends from Redmond. I have both PS1 and PS2 on CDís (you avoid downloading files this size when youíre on a dial-up modem).
This Form is like a breath of fresh air. Everything is so professional. No flames, no insults, no jokers, and everybody seems to know how to type in English. And you guys seem to work the hardest with the most terrified Newbes to get them up and running again. Bravo! <_<
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Great comments! Thanks for the kind words, they are appreciated! <_< :P

Actually I read your post and got goosebumps. :D You describe our site exactly as I hope it's perceived. :D
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