please help.is there anyone who knows whats happening to my pc when i try to install sp2.i have posted this question twice with no help.im running xp home which came installed with it.when i have tried to install sp2 from the disc which i got with pca mag my pc starts extracting the files ut stops before its fully done and goes into one of your discs needs cheching for consistency.i let it go through this but when its done it reboots .when i get to the desktpop again there is no install and each time i try its the same result with the disc check starting again.what do i do? there must be someone that can help out there as i have got a lot of help off this forum.thanks
The CD may well be duff, but as no one else has said...
Before trying SP2,
Close all open programs. Everthing that has the option to exit, (without using CTRL-ALT-DEL type force) including items in system tray, Firewall/AV/messenger/quick time/Etc...(If this makes you feel unsafe, pull the phone socket from the wall)
Empty The (recycle)bin.
Empty internet history/cookies/files etc.
Run error check on the drive with XP on it (probably C:)
defrag your HDD.
Basically get rid of all rubbbish, shut down all that you can.
Then try and put it on.
most install progs say "close all open programs" and SP2 disk also says "disable pop up blocking"