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Service Pack 1 for XP

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CaptBill

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Aug 14, 2002
Location
Bastrop, Tx
Beware of the Windows update on the Service Pack 1. First of all it started as a 9 minute download, which led to a 4 hour download, but that is not where the problem is.

After the install and reboot, XP loaded to the click on the user name page. When I clicked on the user the computer shuts down and reboots, including the scan disk and back to the user page, clicked on a user name and the same thing.

So, after 2 hours on the phone to MS, we finally fixed the problem. Apparently, some of the drivers that loaded with the Service Pack conflicted with something somewhere and would not allow normal operation.

After all of MS "quick":argue: fix we tried my idea of a reboot at an earlier day and of course the Service Pack went away and all is well, with the exception of my hp printer driver that got messed up.

According to MS, the Service Pack has caused this problem ALOT!! Even the first lady that sends you to a tech new about this.
 

Big Nuttz

Always one step ahead of jdmcnudgent
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Jan 10, 2002
Location
Toledo, Ohio
Thats why in a Network enviroment you always set up a test bed for major updates. That way you dont hose your whole network. Have you tried slipstreaming your install files and doing a fresh install?
 
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CaptBill

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Location
Bastrop, Tx
After I got it fixed, they told me to go to their webpage and download it and save it to the desktop, then in safe mode, install it from the icon on the desktop. Seems like MS would get their drives straight first or at least make sure that their service pack wont mess up what you already have.
Apparently this has been a major problem with this pack.