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Windows XP unable to boot after SP2 installation

By takeshi_hosokawa ·
After I installed SP2 (XP Pro), I cannot boot my PC.
My PC consists of Gigabyte K8NXP-SLI motherboard with Athlon 64 4000+ 2.4GHz, XFX 6800GT PCI-E 256 DDR3 graphic card, 2x Hitachi 7K80 Deskstar 80GB SATA-II drives on RAID 0, with 2GB PC3200 RAM.
I'd appreciate your inputs. Thank you

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by ctrservices In reply to Windows XP unable to boot ...

If you can boot from the CD into the Recovery Console, try the following two MS KB articles:

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Windows XP unable to boot ...

If you have a Intel P4 CPU you need to update the BIOS for the system to work again. When you install SP2 it causes the CPU to be addressed slightly differently so it effectively no longer exists as far as Windows is concerned.

You'll need to go the the Makers Site or the Maker of the M'Board if it's a White Box and download a DOS version of the BIOS update and the BIN file so you can Flash the BIOS that will cure your system but you'll need a Floppy connected and a Windows (X Boot floppy to start DOS. When you get to the A:> prompt change the floppy over to the one that you have the Flash Utility and Bin file on and run the Flash Utility. If you do not have a Floppy already installed you can temporally add one to do this with and then remove the drive after you are finished. It also helps to write down the name of the Bin file so you can enter the correct name in when prompted to do so. if when you get to the DOS prompt you type dir/w you'll get a list of all the files on the floppy.


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