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Old 10-10-2007, 11:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok I hope someone can help me out here.

I just updated my Win XP to SP2. And I'm having a massive amount of problems with it because now half of my programs won't work, not even Microsoft's own Internet Explorer (though oddly enough Firefox has no problems running).

Anyways, I tried to do a System Restore, but System Restore won't start either. When I click on the shortcut absolutely nothing happens. I tried running the file directly from the folder and it's not working. I tried disabling it, restarting, then enabling it, and that hasn't helped. I tried running it from Safe Mode, no luck. Tried running it from command prompt in Safe Mode and no luck, either.

So I need to somehow fix the system restore, and restore my computer back to the time before I desided to update to SP2.

Can someone please help me.....?

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Old 10-11-2007, 12:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Try repairing windows with the CD. I'm pretty sure all your updates are kept when you do this.

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Old 10-11-2007, 10:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You mean use the Windows CD to repair? It will work even though I have SP2 installed and the CD is for Windows XP SP1?
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Default Re: Sys Restore won't work

1. Back up important data before removing sp2
2. Go to uninstall programs
3. Remove sp2
4. Cross your fingers and hope it worked.

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OK well after holding my fingers crossed, uninstall seems to have done the trick. Everything seems to be working for now.

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