A better approach it?s preparing a slipstreamed SP2 CD. Use Autostreamer and perform an in-place repair (read How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install).
Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,
T. S. Eliot
I installed the Longhorn software to test it (ugh!), and decided to remove it. When I uninstalled it I had to use the XPcd to restore my sysyem.Ufortunately I had SP2 on the machine and an XPpro cd.I had to uninstall SP2 to run SFC but when the system re-estarted after the SP2 uninstall, something happened and neither of my browsers (IE and Firefox) will connect to the internet. All the programs that need internet connections and ask for them through ZL work as does my e-mail(Outlook). Nothing I do seems to help. Firefox comes up with a blank screen when opened and IE shows the DNS message most of the time.
I have reinstalled a repair version of XP Pro but have not reinstalled SP2.
I am at a losshere,and am really trying to avoid a clean re-install of XP and then reinstalling all my programs.
Any help is appreciated.
I am Running an Intel 865 board with a 2.4G P4, Windows and program files on the C Partition, am connecting through a cable connection and a router and have all the AV and spyware protection we know and love.