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SP2 install help sites

by jonah jones / September 17, 2004 3:15 PM PDT
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If we had a sticky...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2004 10:18 PM PDT
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This would be there,

Thank you for supplying the links.


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Re: SP2 install help sites
by jlevans / September 21, 2004 9:05 AM PDT
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Jonah - you had some very useful and interesting information and advice in several postings regarding the installation of SP2. I am having no luck in installing SP2 at all in that the install hangs up and then the computer reboots whenever the install process reaches the "Running Processess Before Install" point (doesn't work in Safe or Normal Mode).

My Computer info is as follows:

Locally built generic computer
80 gig hard drive
1 1.44 floppy drive
1 cd rom
1 cd read/write
1 120 gig portable/removable hard drive
T1 high speed internet connection

I have gotten some really good feedback from Cetin Denislaw and R. Profitt in this forum on possible ways to fix my problem -- Denis' comments are at:

and R. Profitt's comments are at:

Since you seem to be quite up on SP2, I was wondering if you had anything that might be added to the advice I have received thus far. Thanks.

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Re: SP2 install help sites
by Mark5019 / September 21, 2004 9:22 AM PDT

is your compuer virus and spyware free?

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Re: SP2 install help sites
by jlevans / September 21, 2004 9:26 AM PDT

Mark: As far as I know having run Norton Systemworks 2004 Antivirus at least once a week and having it monitor all mail and web connections; having Spybot immunize my computer and checking for parasites at least once a week. Thanks.

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Re: SP2 install help sites
by Mark5019 / September 21, 2004 4:05 PM PDT

insatll adaware se allso as it finds what spybot dosnt

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Re: SP2 install help sites
by jlevans / September 22, 2004 3:01 AM PDT

Thanks for the update.

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Re: thanks for the compliment....but....
by jonah jones / September 21, 2004 1:18 PM PDT

compared to Cetin and Bob i'm just a snowflake in a snow storm :-)....

the only thing that pops into mind is the 'removeable hard drive'... was it connected when you installed?

*clutching at straws there i think ;-)*



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Re: thanks for the compliment....but....
by jlevans / September 22, 2004 12:41 AM PDT

Jonah: Y'know, it's always the last snowflake that completes the big snow drift. Yeah, the removable hard drive was on and in its drive bay and now I realize that probably all unnecessary or unessential drives and peripherals probably should have been off or removed or disconnected when I did the install. When I have some time to become as obsessed with this issue as I have been (probably next week or 2 weeks from now), I'm going to try the install again without all of the stuff connected. Thanks for your input.

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