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windows service pack 2 installation - unique problem

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windows service pack 2 installation - unique problem

please help me........!!!!

Respected techs and dear forum members,

I have installed a fresh copy of windows xp (without having sp 2 onto it) on my hard disk.

After that i tried to update windows through tools>windows update.

It took so so many hours to download service pack2.

Now after that i was prompted by the system to click so that update (service pack 2) be installed. I did click and it started installing.

The Installtion process of service pack 2 was going smoothly until the last screen (i believe it was last screen) displayed where it was written...

"Finishing Installation"

BUT the blue colour got stuck in the bar below the above message at almost in between.

Thereafter i patiently waited for hours at a strecth in anticipation that it will be completed but it got stuck.

So i was left with no choice but to restart the machine.

After that the system prompted a message saying that service pack 2 installation was not successful and hence to remove it from add/remove programs.

After uninstalling the incomplete service pack 2 i again repeated the whole process.

Again same story.

Plz help me....

My computer specifications:

1. P4
2. RAM 1 GB
3. Intel Motherboard 865GBF
4. Windows xp professional
5. mcafee antivirus

plz plz help me early....



sunandoghosh (at) rediffmail (dot) com
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Dr. Gutstein

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The answer i simple. :tazz:

The problem is in that copy.You need Xp to be legitimate!!!

~Dr. Gutstein~
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After you installed XP did you update Windows Installer before anything else

If you uninstall SP2 then

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter to replace the system files, you need the XP CD and get a blue progress bar, reboot when the bar goes

Run an up to date virus scan and then spyware scan here


Then get Windows Installer


Then run Microsoft Update


Install them in the order it offers them, there will be critical updates either side of SP2

If it does not install SP2

You can install all critical updates, when it gets to SP2 click to check other updates, remove the tick from SP2, confirm, install all critical updates then you can order SP2 on CD here

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