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Old 09-21-2007, 10:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A friend's old gateway's hard drive went out on them. It's a old 1.7Ghz p4. Stock except for some added ram. I got a new hard drive and installed it. Put on XP and everything was working fine. Installed SP2 and it starts to boot, windows loading screen comes up and then the screen flashes and gets real small and then it reboots. Goes to the windows didn't shut down properly screen. It will boot into safe mode and let me uninstall SP2 and then everything works fine. Any ideas?
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Default Re: windows won't boot after sp2

Is this a CD version of SP2 or did you download from microsoft?
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Default Re: windows won't boot after sp2

Try the download from microsoft, maybe your CD is bad.
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Default Re: windows won't boot after sp2

Have you tried to slipstream SP2 into the install to get around this issue?
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