I installed SP2 so it would stop showing up in my taskbar. Once I did, the
computer gets to the XP screen with the scrolling bars and immediately
reboots. I tried a Windows repair to no avail. I upgraded to XP Pro, no
change. I found I can run msconfig and boot up with basevideo checked and it
boots OK, but the res is 640 x 480. From there I can adjust to 1280 x 1024
and it works just fine until I reboot. Then I go through the same thing all
over again. I am running a nvidia FX 5200 display adapter and updated the
driver to the most current version, no difference. I tried replacing the
kernel32.dll file, made it much worse. I need a genius!!!
How did you install SP2? Piecemeal via Windows Update or from the
full installation pack (download or CD)?
Can you uninstall SP2 and revert back to your previous status?
Try booting into Safe Mode, then open a Command Prompt window and
enter the following command:
Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
On-Line Help Computer Service
In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP