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Problems with XP SP2

by sosogood313 / October 29, 2004 12:41 AM PDT

Does anybody know why this patch is so terrible? Since the day I've downloaded it, I've had weird problems pop up.

For instance:

1) I get disconnected to AOL for no reason at all. I downloaded their fix for the problem, but it still happens, though not as frequently.

2) The sound stops working after I'm on for a few hours, and I have to reboot for it to work again.

3) If I copy and paste something from the internet, I have to do it immediately; if I copy something from say, CNET, look at something at MSN, then go to whatever application I'm going to paste, it pastes MSN's page code.

Is anyone else having these issues? Does anyone know how to fix this?

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Re: Problems with XP SP2
by Cursorcowboy / October 29, 2004 1:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Problems with XP SP2

1. The article [Q325192] discusses and describes know issues that may occur after installing certain Updates to Internet Explorer or Windows. Please review the content of this article to see whether the described issue you've reported could be linked to anything there.

2. Access the "Windows Update site" and click "View installation history" in the left frame to ascertain your system update information.

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Re: Problems with XP SP2
by akhenatonelmarna / October 29, 2004 3:40 AM PDT

I downloaded and installed SP2 on August 25th, the first day it became available to me. I have had zero problems with SP2. It seems to be that the people who report a plethora of problems with SP2 are also people who do not keep their system sterile and scrubbed of malware. SP 2 is intollerant of infected systems. If you have spyware running in the background you will encounter problems of the variety you mentioned. I use Symantec's Norton Anti-Virus Professional, Lavasoft's Ad-Aware SE 1.05 and the SP2 Microsoft firewall. I update and run an full system scan with both the Norton and Ad-Aware daily. If you choose to adopt this kind of policy I believe you too will discover that SP2 performs flawlessly.

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Re: Problems with XP SP2
by sosogood313 / November 4, 2004 11:19 PM PST

Well, shows what you know, I have all of that, as well, as well and a I use Yahoo's Anti-Spy at least once a week, and I still have problems. Your solution is not helpful to me.

Thanks anyway

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Copy Paste Problems often indicate SPYWARE or...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 29, 2004 1:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Problems with XP SP2

A keyboard logger. SP2 is intolerent of SPYWARE or virus/other infections and so far this has been a recurring theme.

Let me ask this. Should Microsoft have tested SP2 with all known virus/trojan/spyware installed on a machine?

If you don't think you have any SPYWARE, take my challenge and post your HIJACKTHIS log file for us to comment. This is not an offer to clean up your machine, but to see if we see the pests.

You can also try a Pest Patrol scan at


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Re: Problems with XP SP2
by slowmofo908 / October 29, 2004 7:46 AM PDT
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I had the same problem and i ran norton and adaware before i install anything. I also run these programs around 3 times a week. I havent got any spyware since using mozilla now but on to your topic. SP2 for me would do the same thing with the sound and it wouldnt let me open my word files. Then it wouldnt let me save anything to the A: or even print. So i just deleted SP2. Also SP2 only lets you have so many incoming connections which sucks. I deleted SP2 and my system now works wonderfully. Heres how to delete SP2

First, I would like to apologize for the inconvenience you have
experienced after installing the SP2 product. Based on my knowledge, this
issue can be caused by the third-party program conflict or incompatible
driver. Thus, I suggest disabling all startup items and third party
services when booting
. This method will help us determine if this issue is caused by a
loading program or service. Please perform the following steps:

a. Click Start, go to Run, and type "msconfig" in the open box to start
the System Configuration Utility.
b. Click the Services tab, check the "Hide All Microsoft Services" box
and click Disable All (if it is not gray).
c. Click the Startup tab, click Disable All and click OK.

Then, restart your computer. When the "System Configuration Utility"
window appears, please check the "Don't show this message or launch the
System Configuration Utility when Windows starts" box and click OK.

Note: Temporarily disabling the Startup Group only prevents the startup
programs from loading at startup. This shouldn't affect the system or
other programs. We may still manually run these programs later.

Is problem resolved now? If not, we can uninstall SP2 to check if the
issue is related to SP2. I'd like to provide you with some methods

Method 1: Use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel

1. Click Start, click Run, type appwiz.cpl in the Open box, and then
click OK.
2. Click to select the Show Updates check box.
3. Click Windows XP Service Pack 2, and then click Remove.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen to remove Windows XP SP2.

Method 2: Use the hidden $NtServicePackUninstall$ folder

1. Click Start, click Run, type
c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\spuninst\spuninst.exe in the Open box, and then click OK.
2. When the Windows XP Service Pack 2 Removal Wizard starts, click
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to remove Windows XP SP2.

Method 3: Use the System Restore process

1. Click Start, click Run, type
%SystemRoot%\System32\restore\rstrui.exe in the Open box, and then click OK.
2. Click Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next.
3. Click the date that you installed Windows XP SP2, and then click
Installed Window XP Service Pack 2 in the Restore Point box.
4. Click Next, and then follow the instructions on the screen to remove
Windows XP SP2.

For more information, please refer to the following Knowledge Base

How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 2 from your computer

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Re: Problems with XP SP2
by sosogood313 / November 4, 2004 11:21 PM PST

Thank you, I will try this when I get home. I'll let you know if it helps!

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