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Recovery installation Win XP

By Cynic
Oct 3, 2008
  1. Just a quickie. A computer is running Win XP Home SP3 but experiencing problems. Can the installation disk which is SP2 be used for a recovery installation, followed by the SP3 update?
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  3. Cynic

    Cynic TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Many thanks for very quick reply. The symptoms appear to be occasional freezes when on-line [Firefox latest version], plus rare instances of spontaneous reboot from MS Word.

    Usual security checks using updated definitions confirm apparently clean computer system. Problems reported as starting when computer failed during online update from SP2 to SP3. I intend to upgrade using ISO disk.
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Please run Memtest for at least 7 passes (~4Hrs) for a thorough test of your Ram

    Check Start-->Run--> %windir%\Minidump folder for any current Minidumps

    Also Check Event Viewer
    Start-->Run--> eventvwr.msc
     
  5. Cynic

    Cynic TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you. Pause for thought ...
     
  6. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    Kimsland, that site Repair tutorial doesn't mention the 'F6' keypress at all (although they mention 2x about removing floppies if in the drive).
     
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Does Repair require the F6 drivers ? :confused:
    I don't think so, because they are already installed
    I'll keep providing linking to the thread :)
     
  8. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  10. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    Well, both the Techspot and my link mention F6 - :)
     
  11. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    I'll stand by my confusion, until otherwise proved
    I'm swaying towards not needed (about 80/20) :)
     
     
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