Originally posted by mab
she didn't like it since , it took her forever to get into system and browse internet....
Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa...
Stop right there...
This isn't a fault of SP2. This is either an indication that A: Your computer sux, or B: You don't have it configured correctly, or C: Your install was bad.
There's very little that you can do with SP2 to noticeably slow-down browsing and log-on, aside from setting your security and DCOM so bloody high that the system doesn't even trust itself.
Anyway...Yeah, you've futzed it up. Don't be too mad, these things happen. That's why I nail my hands to the table when updating software, so I don't accidentally hit keys during the process.
Chances are, you won't be able to reinstall Windows with your disk, because your disk does not include SP2. Right? Right. So here's what you do. You said you could get into safe-mode, right? Okay, just use SM to copy all your important files to some place save (like another drive or partition). Then slop in the Windows CD and reboot. Use the CD's boot installation to reformat that partition and reinstall Windows.
Now, when you get Windows back up and updated, do NOT use any other source for SP2 besides the Microsoft website. You should be safer now for getting SP2 than before, because the demand for SP2 is less rampant now than it was when it came out. The servers don't choke as much, so less corruptions.
Enjoy. Let us know if you have further problems.