do i need service pack 2

  bellyshere 22:44 06 Jul 2005

Tried to install srvice pack 2 several times now. Every time i get a blue screen and unmountable boot volume error. Wont boot in any mood. Fresh install to revive computer. So, do i really need the damn thing?

Amd athlon 64 3000
asus k8s-mx motherboard

  stalion 22:50 06 Jul 2005
  ACOLYTE 22:57 06 Jul 2005

In my opinion its a good update to have and worth persevering with,but there is nothing that says you have to have it that bit is up to you.
the error you get is probably because your boot.ini file is corrupt if you can boot to the XP cd and when you see the Welcome to setup press the letter R
You will get a dos prompt
Then type "chkdsk /p" without the quotes and hit enter
When that is done type "fixboot" and hit enter
"Y" and enter at the prompt
Then type "exit" and hit enter
The system should now reboot into Windows.


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