So I recently wiped my drive and did a fresh Windows XP install. In the process of installing all my software, drivers, updates, etc, my computer froze in the middle of installing of Service Pack 2. It froze with the backing up registry step listed, so I'm pretty sure its the reason why I now can't fully install it. I believe its the same reason I can't get certain programs to install correctly now, nor can I burn onto CD with my CD or DVD burner. Do I need to find the partial installed files and remove them? If so, where are they stored? Any help would be much appreciated!
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I hate to say it, but if the crash happened in the middle of the SP2 upgrade, the most reliable thing to do is probably to start the installation process over from the beginning. :(
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I suggested that only because you said you had recently done the initial install; I didn't think you would have that much to lose by starting over again.
Depending on how badly the SP2 upgrade failed, your best option may still be to start over, though. SP2 is no …
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