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Old 10-27-2006, 09:35 AM   #11
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you could press F8 when you boot and then choose "last known good configuration"
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Old 10-27-2006, 09:46 AM   #12
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Are ya running one of these processors by any chance? Intel Pentium 4 and Intel Celeron D processors based on the Prescott C-0 stepping. If ya are then heres a solution from Microsoft.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885626
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Old 10-27-2006, 09:49 AM   #13
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Something else i found, seems to be a common problem. Some people have reported problems when they install Windows XP Service Pack 2. One such problem is ending up with a dead machine that you are unable to recover. The system can not be recovered using the Recovery Console and Safe Mode is unsuccessful as well.

The likely cause of this problem is your BIOS which doesn’t have the microcode level that is required by service pack 2. The resolution - upgrade your BIOS. You can visit your manufacturer’s Web site to determine exactly how to proceed with a BIOS upgrade.
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Old 10-27-2006, 05:25 PM   #14
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well i did a full reformat, because i had to get started on my term paper, but iv i wanted to update to SP2 again, should i up date my bios before the download of sp2?
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well i did a full reformat, because i had to get started on my term paper, but iv i wanted to update to SP2 again, should i up date my bios before the download of sp2?
I've never updated my BIOS but I don't think it's necessary but you could do it just to have the newest version if one is avaliable.
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well i did a full reformat, because i had to get started on my term paper, but iv i wanted to update to SP2 again, should i up date my bios before the download of sp2?
If its one of those processors and ya having problems then i would. But ya should know that if you update ya BIOS and do it wrong, then ya gonna have some problems. If ya not sure how to do it then leave it alone, or research it, and then research it some more before attempting it.
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