Velocity Reviews - Computer Hardware Reviews

Velocity Reviews > Newsgroups > Computer Certification > Microsoft Certification > Re: sp2 wiped my hard drive

Thread Tools

Re: sp2 wiped my hard drive

Jupiter Jones [MVP]
Posts: n/a
Do not confuse memory with the hard drive.
Dumping the memory does nothing to the data on the hard drive.

How to use the Automatic Recovery feature to recover your computer if
the Windows XP Service Pack 2 Setup program is not completed

Reboot tapping F8 each second.
Select "Last known good configuration" at the menu.
If that fails, reboot tapping F8 again this time choosing Safe Mode.
Then System Restore to Date/Time before issue started:
Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore

Otherwise perform a Repair Installation:

When you are ready for SP-2, follow the Service Pack Installation

Also this is not a certification issue so you should take this to the
windows Update newsgroup or an appropriate Windows XP newsgroup:

Jupiter Jones [MVP]

"cashdeskmac" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>I installed sp2 and left the room. When I came back I got a message
> an eror had occured and that it was dumping my physical memory. Now
> I can't
> start up my laptop, even with the original xp disks. It tells me to
> select
> 'r' on the next screen, but there is no 'r'.
> HELP!! (or anyone want to buy a 1000 Dell paperweight??)

Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hard drive wiped clean by move!! Joe Boy Computer Support 22 04-12-2008 12:24 PM
Formatting on drive wiped out when testing another drive Computer Support 84 06-09-2006 01:31 AM
Change Master/Boot Hard Drive to Slave/Non boot Hard Drive & Visa Versa Computer Information 0 01-18-2005 01:57 PM
Help, Hard Drive hell......Hard drive not installing. Win98se Anthropy Computer Support 4 02-24-2004 08:54 PM
Moving Mozilla files from old hard drive to new hard drive Nate Firefox 1 02-21-2004 09:09 PM