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HELP! SP2 screwed xp up!

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Xylene    0

Eh.. I won't be installing this. Last time I installed a beta SP2 everything started running like crap. I then uninstalled it, and everything still ran like crap.

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Stokkolm    336

It's working fine for me, I did just install Windows again since I got a new motherboard but it seems fast and reliable. I do keep all of my important files on another hard drive just for reasons like this.

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canadian397    0

when all else fails, i say format ;)

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kyro    2

/me is now sacred to install it now ... is working on important things on this machine. the last time me was scared was when installing mandrake10.

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#Michael    208
But that ISn't an option!

I don't understand how that is not an option. It seems as you say that you have tried every other option except formatting and reinstalling.

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Banzai    0
/me is now sacred to install it now ... is working on important things on this machine. the last time me was scared was when installing mandrake10.

it should be fine but dont wine if it goes wrong, just run it on vmware or virtual pc

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Malechai    116

i just backed up all important info and installed SP2. No problems here so far.

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Si    11
i just backed up all important info and installed SP2. No problems here so far.

Me neither!

I have a question though, I know if you install this rc it makes you do a restore point so that you can uninstall in when the final comes out, but what if you slipstream this and install fresh? Will the final just refuse to install? :blush:

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Malechai    116

you wouldnt want to install the final over a beta or RC. that just wouldnt be wise. if you slipstreamed it (god knows why) then best idea would be to do the same and start fresh when final hits

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Si    11
you wouldnt want to install the final over a beta or RC. that just wouldnt be wise. if you slipstreamed it (god knows why) then best idea would be to do the same and start fresh when final hits

No, I didn't do it, just wondering. I will when the final is out though. Cheers Spydey (Y)

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Malechai    116

good idea that I threw that "if" in there eh hehe

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Si    11

aw :(

Really I didn't

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Malechai    116

thats what i'm saying! lol "if" you did. turns out you didn't. so i'm glad i didnt say "why did you do that weirdo?":)

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Si    11
thats what i'm saying! lol "if" you did. turns out you didn't. so i'm glad i didnt say "why did you do that weirdo?":)

me too... I'm not a weirdo :cry:

Well maybe a little :rofl:

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memNOC    0

i've had a similar occurence recently while screwing around with the new Debian installer.. my PC froze while partitioning and i sure as hell know better than to reboot.. but hell, it's been at least half-an-hour for an operation that when i did before didn't take more than 10secs all-in-all.. so, i pressed the dreaded reset.. lo and behold, both my NTFS partitions (50GB each) were corrupt.. when entering XP (i had the installation on a separate drive), it asks me if i want to format the 2 partitions.. :laugh: well, what i did was look around for data recovery software (and believe me i've tried everything, from Easy Recovery which is supposed to be top of the line, to File Scavenger and several other small-time programs), until i bumped into GetDataBack for NTFS volumes.. and SH*T was i amazed.. the thing practically recognized ALL my files and right now, i'm in the middle of recovering/burning so i can format later on..

so don't worry.. as long as you didn't write new information to your bad partitions, it can be recovered.. i personally recommend GetDataBack for NTFS..

good luck and be more careful next time (Y)

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Malechai    116

i like this security center

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StaticX    0

looks very nice :yes:

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Banzai    0

the security center is cool but i couldnt get it to notice that i had anti virus software

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Banzai    0

oh by the way is there a uxtheme.dll out yet people are norm very quick at getting these out

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WS togermano    0

There is hope. I used linux and it can see all the files fine. Now just to transfer them to another partition. :sleep:

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Storm    4

Have they changed the windows firewall icon again?

I swear it was different in the betas

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Arkaic    21

1. Never manually turn off your comp halfway thru a service pack install; your asking for a half-baked problem!

2. i just installed sp2. took a while but was patient, all data on d:, had an image to revert to if something happened. this is a somewhat important box but ive done this for a while so with caution you are usually fine

3. good luck recovering your botched install.

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saweetnesstrev    0

There's some people in this forumn that are real ######... Just try to help the guy geez.

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WS togermano    0
There's some people in this forumn that are real ######... Just try to help the guy geez.

yeah I thought it was just me noticing that.....

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Steven    80
i like this security center

Looks like McAfee is talking via WMI to the Security Center, something that NAV2004 isn't doing :/

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