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Service pack issue

By DMI
Apr 25, 2009
  1. I had windows xp home sp3 installed. It ran over half a year and then i installed win xp home sp1 because old windows was starting to go very buggy. New os worked very fine but when i installed sp2 computer crashed at the loading screen. I couldnt start it with safe mode eighter. I reinstalled windows back to home sp1. Couple of days later i tried to install xp pro sp2 and the same problem occured. Then the second win xp pro sp2 from my other friend and that did not work eighter. Finally i installed win xp pro sp1 and that worked.

    I don't know what is the problem? My computer does not like sp2's?

    Sorry for grammar error, please correct me.
     
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    This could point toward a possible problem, what exactly when wrong.
    What happened after the crash using SP2, did your computer give you any messages?

    Did you perform a clean format before installing? Try installing SP3 see if that works out.
     
  3. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    I'll second that!

    Define: buggy
     
  4. DMI

    DMI TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I did full format.
    Computer just freezes.
    With sp1 it works and with sp3 it worked too. I don't know about now.

    When i play with CD drive (open and close) then loading dosen't freeze but it wont go furder.

    Can i download sp3 instead of downloading a sp2 first? ( i think No!)
     
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