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Old 07-15-2010, 10:39 PM   #1
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I'm working on this computer project. The system previously had WinXP Home w/ no service packs. I went to load SP2 onto it and it loaded fine. It said a reboot was necessary, as usual, so I rebooted. It booted back up and loaded the WinXP splash screen, then a blue screen that said "Please wait..." Obviously it was for SP2 so I let it sit. I let it sit for about 30 minutes before finally doing a hard shutdown.

I booted it back up again and now after the WinXP splash screen, instead of going to the please wait, it was just a black screen. Now this is all I get. However it does boot up fine in safemode.

Does anyone have any ideas what's causing this problem? Or how to solve it?
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If it boots fine in safe mode then go to the control panel and do a system restore, you may have just had a bad sp installation.
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I installed SP3 from SP2 in safe mode though, and the same thing happened.
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Right because something very bad went down during sp2 install, sp3 was a good idea but apparently didn't fix the issue. Can you still get to safe mode? If so restore that mofo and see what happens.
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Right because something very bad went down during sp2 install, sp3 was a good idea but apparently didn't fix the issue. Can you still get to safe mode? If so restore that mofo and see what happens.
Alright, I'll give that a go.
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