xp pro freezing after SP2 installation

Microsoft Windows xp professional with s...
November 21, 2010 at 20:10:59
Specs: Windows XP pro, amd 2 ghz 2gbddr2
three times now i've reformatted and installed service pack 2. after the install the computer wants to reboot and freezes on a 'please wait' screen.

any thoughts on what is causing this or how to get around it would be super appreciated

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November 21, 2010 at 22:27:40

I think it is the critical updates that need to be installed first.

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November 21, 2010 at 22:46:49
yup, but those are automatic. that is, windows updater does that first then recommends the sp2.

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November 22, 2010 at 18:46:54
Why are you bothering with SP2 when SP3 has been out for over 2 yrs? Don't use Windows Update, download it directly from M$, then install it.


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