List of fixes included in Windows XP Service Pack 2 Available disk space is used as follows (LIS = Local Install Source, the install files remain on disk; CAB = files of type .cab, cabinet).
A general advice, particularly after changing hardware, is to power everything down, including any routers, cable modems, switches, hubs, and the like, wait 10 seconds, then power them up again.
Check for your computer's and peripherals' manufacturers: drivers known to cause instability in Windows XP Service Pack 2 If you have currently unsolvable problems with Service Pack 2, but also have problems uninstalling it, try the command from Start, Run or from a command line window: If that doesn't work, read the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles.
How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 2 from your computer How to use the Automatic Recovery feature to recover your computer if the Windows XP Service Pack 2 Setup program is not completed successfully e Week wrote the following on "Recent press reports indicating Windows XP Service Pack 2 will install on pirated or illegal copies of Windows XP are not entirely true," said a Microsoft spokesperson.
Remnants of Service Pack 2 may still cause some problems, warning and error messages in the system event log, but these should go away once you have successfully reinstalled Service Pack 2.