XP SP2 re install

  phil.smith 11:48 01 Jul 2007
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I am trying to reinstall SP2 to try to correct Error message memory could not be read.

I have tried an over the top install but get an error message when cleaning up files.

I have tried to uninstall SP2 first but get an error message saying system cannot find a file so will not uninstall.

Any thoughts please?

  TopCat® 12:14 01 Jul 2007

I should have a read of this MS article first. TC. click here

  phil.smith 12:30 01 Jul 2007

Thanks TC will do!!

  phil.smith 21:31 05 Jul 2007

Have read the MS article and followed all 3 ways of uninstalling SP2 but always get "System cannot find file specified"

This happens when Running Processes before uninstall.

If I try to install SP2 over the top I get an Error message - report to Microsoft at the point Running Processes after install

Any other help would be appreciated

Thanks

Phil

  phil.smith 21:34 05 Jul 2007

Have read the MS article TC and have tried all 3 ways to uninstall but always get "System cannot find the file specified" so will not uninstall - this happens when Running processes after uninstall

Have tried again to install SP2 over the top but get to error message - send to Microsoft when it reaches Running Processes after install

Any other assistance would be greatly appreciated please

Thanks

Phil

  phil.smith 21:34 05 Jul 2007

OOps sorry - thought the first one hadn't gone through!

  skidzy 22:19 05 Jul 2007

" I have tried to uninstall SP2 first but get an error message saying system cannot find a file so will not uninstall. "

Does it say what file is missing ?

Im not sure if this is possible:

Have you tried to remove sp2 in safemode ?

  phil.smith 22:21 05 Jul 2007

It does not say which file is missing - which I thought very strange.

How do I uninstall in safe mode please?

  skidzy 22:27 05 Jul 2007

I was thinking of trying TopCat®'s link in safe mode,like i say...no idea if it will work in safemode.

Is your system an original xp1 updated to sp2 or xp sp2.

If xp sp2 you could try a repair click here

  skidzy 22:27 05 Jul 2007

" I have tried to uninstall SP2 first but get an error message saying system cannot find a file so will not uninstall. "

Does it say what file is missing ?

Im not sure if this is possible:

Have you tried to remove sp2 in safemode ?

  skidzy 22:28 05 Jul 2007

Pca server going awol again...or me with my back button !

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