i haven't installed sp2 as yet (and wont be for a while!!!) but, why dont you use a restore point - surely when u installed from CD a restore point was made????
Jut a suggestion
this may have been brought up before and if so, Mods please point me to the thread before locking this one.
Yesterday I tried to install SP-2 on my fully patched XP-Pro-SP-1.
I first closed all running programs using Enditall-2.
then started the run, using the disc I recd. in the mail from Microsoft.
The download was clean but the install hung about 10% into it, because Microsoft did not reecognise or find a path to vbc.exe.
after a couple of re-tries I cancelled whereupon SP-2 did an uninstall and left me with a message that 'Windows XP may not run properly'.
I went to Windows Update and downloaded and installed the SP-2 update.
Subsequently did an Erase of the unused portions of the drive, followed by ChekDisc and Defrag.
My two part question is,
what harm if any was caused by the disc install being aborted ?
is there some clean up I need to do, e.g. uninstall SP-2 altogether and re-download ?
thus far functionality seems OK although I thought or perhaps imagined a slight lag in speed.
Athlon XP-2400 processor
768 MB RAM
behind a software firewall. KPF v. 2.1.5
and a router.