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Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue.View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. There was nothing consistent about what caused these problems, they did not happen before SP2, apart from when I had MS updates installed. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use. So I had turned off my DSL modem and ended all unnecessary processes in Windows Task Manager. navigate here

Being somewhat suspicious of MS updates, having experienced problems already, I did some investigation work around the web and magazines before buying one with a cover mounted CD containing SP2. Weird eh. Microsoft left a bad taste in my mouth. Just installed a brand new copy of XP Pro, I'd go to friends pages on Myspace and freeze.

This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. by hossmonkey / April 20, 2006 9:19 PM PDT In reply to: 4/21/06 PC crashes trying to access the Microsoft Update site I didn't read all threads so i don't know That is my experience. This is the way to handle any problems with the Microsoft update site.

I had some problems with the free ZA 6.5 version, so reverted to 6.1. Well it turned out to be the hard drive. Economics of an upgrade From a pure economics perspective, sticking with Windows XP would almost seem like a no-brainer. I am very satisfied with SP 2.

Microsoft acknowledges this. After that their performance became irratic. But it is necessary to include all criterias into the catalog for giving a relevant opinion if XP SP 2 is to recommend or not, such as design, performance, color, speed, Does it happen, say, with IE, but not Firefox (or vice versa)?

SP2 came in an automatic update the first time, my DVD drives and software suddenly didn't work anymore, I had to reload the old OS SP1. These processes will replace any corrupt files that may be to blame for your troubles. I too have the same problems. While this method adds a layer of administrative overhead to software deployments, it is an effective way to stick with Windows XP while continuing to enjoy the benefits of new software.

The common problem with computer guys, we always think its something difficult and deep within the system. After all of this (nearly a day w/ all the scans done), it was finally clean. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - problems by rerunruss / July 10, 2007 7:38 AM PDT In reply to: Problems with XP your main problem is you have a info needed: - Browser(s) you are using and there version - Same problem on another browser? (yes / no) - Pages that work, those that do not.

I'm running whatever the original game release version is (as far as I know there are no updates).I was able to finish the game, so posting here is not for my http://comvurgent.com/xp-home/xp-home-sp2-question.html Regardless, this may be something worth investigating on your end as a driver issue. SHOW ME NOW CNET © CBS Interactive Inc.  /  All Rights Reserved. when you press on them it starts to think flashes a blue screen with white letters that i cant read b/c its too fast and then restarts the comp, a boot

They said Windows XP is not enable to start up and the screen appear the F8 modeSafe Start upPrevious Start up.............What so ever you chosen, Windows will not work at all.I Hundreds of thousands if not millions of people have installed SP2 without a problem. Hollar Jody A. his comment is here Windows XP beats any form of Linux for usability out there.

There's probably not much I can say here that hasn't been said elsewhere. I can't find it, sp2, anywhere on my computer, only in updates and that says cancelled. Luckily for me, I have a Mac (this has never happened to me with a Mac OS upgrade) and could go on to Microsoft's website on it to find out what

Chris September 19, 2005 4:30 PM Every time i use SP2 my start menu & icon disappears and nothing works!!!

Thank you Norton Ghost for the ability to have a complete bit for bit back-up I can stash away for emergencies. So I don't really know. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Service Pack 2 has ''issues'' with 64-bit processors by steelburner / April 21, 2006 7:09 AM PDT In reply to: 4/21/06 PC crashes I resisted for about a week before accepting Microsoft's invitation to install SP2 on my new PC (ten days old) running XP Media Center Edition.

I have failed to note any "improvement" as the issue is more one of protection than improved performance.Until you know you've been shot at the question: has your "bullet-resistant" vest helped hence very little incentive to do the upgrade.For the record - to remove boot into safe mode and then use add/remove software to take the upgrade out ... So far, so good... weblink Ever since I've had my computer crash, memory errors.

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Same Issue, but My Auto Updates Seem to Work Without Fail??? Helping people with computers... The bad news is that if you're in that minority, it doesn't matter to you that it works fine everywhere else. I have had the ignomy to have my hard disk crash, probably due to bug infestation even after installing SP2, and using it's firewall (well, I was an uninformed internet user

All of a sudden when nothing seems to be running I hear and see my hard drive red light flickering, then after a few minutes, it stops. This *was* the right thing to do, but now I'm not so sure. I cant delete any files I find from Start/Search/all files and folders.pertaining to avast..So The new setup wont let me load avast...and round we go.....:-) the error message I went to the Office Update site and tried to download updates, but at about 10% complete, during the gathering information phase I believe, IE would lock-up as well.