XP SP2 problem..can't access internet

  Shorty123 11:48 16 Dec 2004
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My stepfather finally finished downloading and installing SP2 yesterday and on re-booting has lots of problems. The cursor has a life of its own, wanders over the whole screen (mainly in straight lines vertical and horizontal) and on connecting (dial-up) to internet cannot access any pages - gets the "page not available" screen. Also cannot connect to outlook express - just gets error up saying cannot find server. He is with onetel ISP. I did him a system restore to before SP2 installed and all is well but he wants SP2. Any advice please? Thanks.

  Technotiger 11:52 16 Dec 2004

Hi, probably not the answer you are looking for - but, when ready to re-install SP2 it would be easier to get hold of sp2 on cd and reinstall from that, rather than download; can be found on some PC Mags.

  Graham ® 11:54 16 Dec 2004

And PCWorld, Dixons...

Have a look on the XP SP2 forum for similar problems.

  Shorty123 12:02 16 Dec 2004

Thanks, I'll try re-installing it for him (think I have a cd)and see what happens. I'll tick this a sresolved and start a new thread if the problems recur. Cheers.

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