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install service pack w/o ac adaptor

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jessieloo, Jan 9, 2011.

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  1. jessieloo

    jessieloo Thread Starter

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    I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 with Windows XP. I have had to do several repair installations b/c I keep running into strange issues that I think are caused by skipping a windows xp service pack installation and then installing updates after it. Example issues are that I can no longer install new programs, the RPC service won't start, or the network adaptors won't work. I have been skipping a service pack installation b/c it tells me that it requires the computer to run on the AC Adaptor but my AC Adaptor no longer works - something is disconnected within the computer, I've had it re-soldered once but it broke again.

    So, is there a way to install the service pack without an ac adaptor and could installing updates after skipping the service pack be causing these weird issues to develop?
     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    If you don't have a power cord, downloading a service pack is really irrelevant. The computer won't be usable after the battery is dead.
     
  3. Saga Lout

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    How long have you been using it without charging the battery?
     
  4. jessieloo

    jessieloo Thread Starter

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    The AC adaptor has been broken for about a year. I have an external battery charger so I can work for about 2-3 hours and then I have to take out the battery and plug it in.
     
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