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Old 07-18-2006, 03:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I recently unsuccessfully tried to upgrade to Windows XP Professional sp2. I was previously running win xp with sp2 (older build).

Since fresh install is not an option for me, I did the following

1) boot with xp cd
2)chose repair install

This brought a blue screen that said " Please wait while setup copies files to the windows installation folder". Then it said "Saving Configuration" and it rebooted automatically.

Now all i have is a Black screen with a mouse pointer. The pointer moves so i know it hasn't hung.
I tried safe mode but all it does is bring up this screen with "safe mode" written on top.
I have already tried chkdsk -r from recovery console.

Format is not an option for me.

Any help will be appreciated.
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so you were upgrading to sp2 even thou you had sp2 already? which repair feauture did you use?
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Old 07-18-2006, 02:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Did you select "Install and THEN repair"? Or just Repair?


Sounds like driver corruption with now chance of driver update...


LKG (Last Known Good) work?
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thanks but i formatted since i needed the pc real bad.
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always a good decision
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