I recently received and installed the service pack 2 on my XP OS. The system slowed dramatically; to almost a crawl. When I discovered that I couldn't install anything else after that, I had to resolve myself to uninstalling it. Whenever an additional application attempted to load, it would completely vanish within seven seconds as if it had never been opened.
Once the service pack was removed, I noticed that all my icons had increased nearly 300% in size and that there was nothing that I could do to diminish them. I also discovered that my SpySweeper application now fills the whole screen and will not minimize.
I'm currently toying with the idea of reinstalling the OS, should the Service Pack 2 be included with that installation or should it be avoided? If I don't reinstall the OS, is there a way to return my icons to their diminutive state? How would I be able to discover if there were additional snags caused by unistalling this service pack?
Thanks, in advance.