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It wasn't SP2! Follow up on

((Please note that this is a follow up on a rather long, and now difficult to follow, thread ))

The issue of the freezing of my daughter's explorer bar was discussed in the other thread. One suggestion, by David was 100% on target (as usual!). I created a new user and it worked fine, switching to the old user eventually froze the machine.
Instead of running FAST (and potentially bringing over whatever bug exisited in the first user), I decided to 'rebuild' this user, not a lot of fun, but at least I know what is there.
One response in the other thread asked about a relationship between the SP2 upgrade and this freeze problem. Not being an expert (and we can all agree on that) I can state that if the new user works and the old user freezes, the problem (probably) isn't related to SP2.
For the record, I wholeheartedly endorse upgrading to SP2. I have had no problems (related to the upgrade) that I am aware of. If anyone is 'sitting on the fence', (as long as you don't have one of the 50 applications known to cause problems) I would advise upgrading.
Thanks to all who pitched in for all your help, and thank you CNET for brining us David!

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Belated "you are welcome" ?

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Create new account message and susequently File & Settings Transfer wizard (as your single account wish).



Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,

T. S. Eliot
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I was afraid of FAST since I didn't want to bring over...

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...whatever problem was on the original user (if that makes sense)

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Yeah, but reread thread before giving some credit (NT) ...

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Oops! I meant thanks for giving us David and Cetin!

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apparently the end of the sentence got cut off!

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