I found that my automatic updates feature was activated and to my surprise SP2 was installed on my Win XP machine. I have heard all kinds of horror stories from users warning not to update, so I was waiting until the dust settled. Unfortunately, someone turned the auto update on and now I can't get the os to load properly.
When I boot the machine, the windows logo appears and the the blue bar is scrolling. The machine just hangs at that point, so I have to use the reset to reboot and then use the LKGC option to bring up the os. I have already scanned my system with both Anti-virus/ spyware (made sure they were current as well) with negative results. I even deleted a Java-based web app because I know that MS can have issues with some Java apps. Despite this I am still having the same issue, which didn't exist prior to installation of SP2.
Have any of you run into this issue, and if so could you please recommend a solution. The MS knowledge base was of no help - big surprise :mad:
Your help would be appreciated.