World of problems getting to SP2

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Hi all!
I am hurtin' here. I have a PC that I got from a friend (the conversation
started you know about computers, right). He had installed SP2 a while back
and had problems so he "uninstalled" it. Now we cannot get updates.

So...
I check it out and sure enough he cannot get KB898641 to load. By the looks
of the Add/Remove programs, he has been loading SP2 hotfixes for some time.
I went out to technet to research what others had encountered and didn't find
much. I tried to install the patch in safe mode to no avail.

So...
I searched MS and found SP2 and downloaded it, twice. I tried to burn it to
CD and got a cyclic redundancy error. Then I tried to run it accross the LAN
and got the same error.

I am seeking a little sage advice. Reformatting and reinstalling is a last
resort.
 

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Hello , Ms will ship a hard copy of SP2 . No Charge . Try that . Perhaps
restore completely .
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"David Langschied" wrote:

> Hi all!
> I am hurtin' here. I have a PC that I got from a friend (the conversation
> started you know about computers, right). He had installed SP2 a while back
> and had problems so he "uninstalled" it. Now we cannot get updates.
>
> So...
> I check it out and sure enough he cannot get KB898641 to load. By the looks
> of the Add/Remove programs, he has been loading SP2 hotfixes for some time.
> I went out to technet to research what others had encountered and didn't find
> much. I tried to install the patch in safe mode to no avail.
>
> So...
> I searched MS and found SP2 and downloaded it, twice. I tried to burn it to
> CD and got a cyclic redundancy error. Then I tried to run it accross the LAN
> and got the same error.
>
> I am seeking a little sage advice. Reformatting and reinstalling is a last
> resort.
 
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David;
Follow the Service Pack Installation Checklist:
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/spackins.htm
Step 1 gives options for getting SP-2 on CD.

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
http://www.dts-l.org


"David Langschied" <DavidLangschied@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:CA613026-3263-4096-9FBC-9FAB45A47B4C@microsoft.com...
> Hi all!
> I am hurtin' here. I have a PC that I got from a friend (the conversation
> started you know about computers, right). He had installed SP2 a while
> back
> and had problems so he "uninstalled" it. Now we cannot get updates.
>
> So...
> I check it out and sure enough he cannot get KB898641 to load. By the
> looks
> of the Add/Remove programs, he has been loading SP2 hotfixes for some
> time.
> I went out to technet to research what others had encountered and didn't
> find
> much. I tried to install the patch in safe mode to no avail.
>
> So...
> I searched MS and found SP2 and downloaded it, twice. I tried to burn it
> to
> CD and got a cyclic redundancy error. Then I tried to run it accross the
> LAN
> and got the same error.
>
> I am seeking a little sage advice. Reformatting and reinstalling is a
> last
> resort.
 
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I have now downloaded the SP2 from the web three times. I have burned it ot
two different disks the first using Pinnacle and the second letting Windows
perform the copy. I have accessed it accross the LAN once.

Every time, I get the data error (CRC). I have to believe that this is not
an isolated incident. This error occurs after extraction has taken place.
Any ideas?


"Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:

> David;
> Follow the Service Pack Installation Checklist:
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/spackins.htm
> Step 1 gives options for getting SP-2 on CD.
>
> --
> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
> http://www.dts-l.org
>
>
> "David Langschied" <DavidLangschied@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:CA613026-3263-4096-9FBC-9FAB45A47B4C@microsoft.com...
> > Hi all!
> > I am hurtin' here. I have a PC that I got from a friend (the conversation
> > started you know about computers, right). He had installed SP2 a while
> > back
> > and had problems so he "uninstalled" it. Now we cannot get updates.
> >
> > So...
> > I check it out and sure enough he cannot get KB898641 to load. By the
> > looks
> > of the Add/Remove programs, he has been loading SP2 hotfixes for some
> > time.
> > I went out to technet to research what others had encountered and didn't
> > find
> > much. I tried to install the patch in safe mode to no avail.
> >
> > So...
> > I searched MS and found SP2 and downloaded it, twice. I tried to burn it
> > to
> > CD and got a cyclic redundancy error. Then I tried to run it accross the
> > LAN
> > and got the same error.
> >
> > I am seeking a little sage advice. Reformatting and reinstalling is a
> > last
> > resort.
>
>
>
 
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David;
That error generally means there is something wrong with the file.
Order the CD.

Another cause may be bad memory.
Reseat all your memory sticks.
Perform the Windows Memory Diagnostic:
http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp
If there is an error proceed accordingly.
If it passes:
If you have multiple memory sticks, remove one at a time making sure to keep
at least the 64 mb Windows XP minimum.
Use trial and error to determine if a stick is bad.

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
http://www.dts-l.org


"David Langschied" <DavidLangschied@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:0CFA2B24-BB7B-43B3-AC2B-F770C1B9D64A@microsoft.com...
>I have now downloaded the SP2 from the web three times. I have burned it
>ot
> two different disks the first using Pinnacle and the second letting
> Windows
> perform the copy. I have accessed it accross the LAN once.
>
> Every time, I get the data error (CRC). I have to believe that this is
> not
> an isolated incident. This error occurs after extraction has taken place.
> Any ideas?
>
>
> "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> David;
>> Follow the Service Pack Installation Checklist:
>> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/spackins.htm
>> Step 1 gives options for getting SP-2 on CD.
>>
>> --
>> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
>> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
>> http://www.dts-l.org
>>
>>
>> "David Langschied" <DavidLangschied@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> message news:CA613026-3263-4096-9FBC-9FAB45A47B4C@microsoft.com...
>> > Hi all!
>> > I am hurtin' here. I have a PC that I got from a friend (the
>> > conversation
>> > started you know about computers, right). He had installed SP2 a while
>> > back
>> > and had problems so he "uninstalled" it. Now we cannot get updates.
>> >
>> > So...
>> > I check it out and sure enough he cannot get KB898641 to load. By the
>> > looks
>> > of the Add/Remove programs, he has been loading SP2 hotfixes for some
>> > time.
>> > I went out to technet to research what others had encountered and
>> > didn't
>> > find
>> > much. I tried to install the patch in safe mode to no avail.
>> >
>> > So...
>> > I searched MS and found SP2 and downloaded it, twice. I tried to burn
>> > it
>> > to
>> > CD and got a cyclic redundancy error. Then I tried to run it accross
>> > the
>> > LAN
>> > and got the same error.
>> >
>> > I am seeking a little sage advice. Reformatting and reinstalling is a
>> > last
>> > resort.
>>
>>
>>
 

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