You had an windows XP SP2 installation failure and you reverted back. Now, the fact that your modem connection speed it's slower, could be a subjective impression.
Instead of downloading SP2 using dial up, you should've used the SP2 on CD, so you can order it online, or find a friend with high speed connection, download the full version and burn it on CD or search for it in a major "brick and mortar" store.
Regarding the SP2 installation problem, you should describe in detail your PC's hardware configuration including the external devices. Also, provide a direct clickable link to your motherboard's model webpage or for a brand name PC the webpage of your model's configuration.
Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,
T. S. Eliot
OS Windows XP professinal. After downloading SP2 over 2days (I'm on dial up)I proceeded to insall & was told insallation was complete & to click restart for new configuration files to be updated.It started as normal then hung for an hour before I had to turn it off at the main switch (it wouldn't shut down).When I restarted I had to go to 'Safe Mode'& this gigantic list came up!So went to control panel & deleted SP2 which was heartbreaking after the trouble I went to download it.Had to go to restore & put yesterdays date (Sept 1st)It might just be me but my 'Dial Up' seems slower & surfing doesn't seem any way as fast as it was.I downloaded driver for modem but hasn't made much difference.Is this SP2 really essential?
Any assistance would be appreciated.