Trouble updating windows xp
Table of contents Read this first Can Service Pack 2 be installed on all XP installations?
Ordering the service pack on a CD Preparing for installation Cannot install Windows XP with integrated Service Pack 2 Cannot install Service Pack 2 Boot or shutdown problems after Service Pack 2 installation The Service Pack 2 firewall Networking problems after installing Service Pack 2 NET SEND messages no longer received Computer does not work properly with Service Pack 2 Programs stop working or behave differently with Service Pack 2 Data Execution Prevention (DEP) Removing the uninstall information New and revised documentation Closing remarks, comments This page deals with problems caused or triggered by the installation of Service Pack 2 for Windows XP, and this information is also relevant to Service Pack 3.
Shutdown problems in Windows XP can be caused by many factors, just like earlier versions of Windows.
These included: a damaged exit sound file; incorrectly configured, damaged, or incompatible hardware; conflicting programs, or an incompatible, damaged, or conflicting device driver.
It is an important upgrade and should be installed on all Windows XP computers.
The same is true for Service Pack 3 (SP3), which appeared on 2008-05-06.
Disabling the “restart on system failure” feature may permit the exact cause to be isolated: Right-click on My Computer, click Properties, click the Advanced tab. Under “System Failure,” uncheck the box in front of “Automatically restart.” During shutdown or reboot, Win XP may hang (stop responding) at the “saving your settings” screen.
During such a hang, there is no response to Ctrl Alt Del; the mouse may or may not work. This is a known bug in Windows XP, for which Microsoft has a supported fix.
(Click on at the bottom of this page.) Service Pack 2 (SP2) appeared on 2004-08-06.I've seen devices listed on the XP HCL not function properly and devices not listed on the HCL function perfectly, depending on the particular driver used.