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bonniejack

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My computer downloaded the Microsoft Service Pack 2 and now I can't open websites on my computer. Has anyone else ran into this problem? If so, how did you resolve it? I run a virus scan with Norton every day and have Zone Alarm as a firewall as well as other virus programs from my local Cox internet carrier and all tell me I don't have a virus of any kind---------so is it the download of the Service Pack? HELP please.
 
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You have a couple of options. One you could uninstall service pack 2 til they get the bugs out. The second option is that they have posted a bunch of fixes at the windows updates site for many of the bugs they have found with the sp2 update. You could check there for the fix - it seems that we have seen quite a few posts with the same complaint and there is a fix at the update site...doc
 

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Could it be spyware? as well or do you think it's just the service pack 2 thing? Things are so complicated anymore. Isn't it sad.
 
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doubt it. you should not let XP auto update itself. I don't run anything on autoupdate except the most important program on my computer - the antivirus. everything else i update weekly - which reminds me to run it.

if you want to make sure it isn't spyware - download hijack this from the below link and install it to its own folder. run it, save it to a notepad and then copy and paste your results to the thread. someone will look at it and let you know if it is OK...doc

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html
 

bonniejack

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Oh I just forgot----I can't open websites so I can't do the spyware check---hmmm I guess I'll take off the service pack and then try the spyware website. Maybe that will let me open websites again and I can then be at peace that I don't have spyware on top of it all. I send websites from my computer to my husband's computer right now as I can open at his----that is where I'm typing from right now.
 

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I'm back and did the spy bouncer.com and it opened on my computer and my husband's computer. I ran scans and detected 313 on my computer and 208 on my husband's computer. Sooo I purchased the removal tool and cleaned it out. Now I think I will try and figure out how to uninstall the Service Pack 2 from Microsoft on my computer and maybe I'll be back in business. Thanks a million for your help. I'm never afraid to look for help and always appreciate it when I find it.
 
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physician said:
You have a couple of options. One you could uninstall service pack 2 til they get the bugs out. The second option is that they have posted a bunch of fixes at the windows updates site for many of the bugs they have found with the sp2 update. You could check there for the fix - it seems that we have seen quite a few posts with the same complaint and there is a fix at the update site...doc
hi physician

I went to the MSFT site and I searched for SP2 updates - no hits on that. Is it good for us to just install SP4? I have been having the same problems and I have realized that these problems started at about the same time that I installed SP2!!

If not do you have a link for the updates for SP2? Is there a good reason for those of us running WIN 2000 PRO NOT to install SP4 (i.e. also buggy?)

I'm off to see if I can find those SP2 updates.

thanks Nik
 
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I love Microsoft

Here's what I found out -

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Q. What is the procedure for uninstalling Windows 2000 SP2?

A.

This Service Pack contains an uninstall feature that you can use to restore a computer to its previous state. When you run the Update.exe program to install the Service Pack, a subfolder named $ntservicepackuninstall$ is created in your %windir% folder.
You can uninstall the Service Pack by using Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel or by running the uninstall program from the command prompt.

Important Service Packs that have been installed using the integrated installation method cannot be uninstalled.

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so I tried to copy and paste $ntservicepackuninstall$

into the run box and hit enter. What appears has no meaning for someone like me. Did I use the 'integrated installation method' to install SP2? I have no idea!! I certainly wasn't prompted to choose between two methods, one which would make uninstallation impossible!!

There is nothing in Add/Remove programs which will allow me to uninstall SP2.

Can I install SP4 over SP2?
 
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this folder is in C:\windows .. $ntservicepackuninstall$
make sure u can view all hidden and protected files ..
under this folder u have another folder sp2uninstall .. within that folder u have an uninstall file .. sp2uninstall.exe .. double click and enjoy
 
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maxmelbin said:
this folder is in C:\windows .. $ntservicepackuninstall$
make sure u can view all hidden and protected files ..
under this folder u have another folder sp2uninstall .. within that folder u have an uninstall file .. sp2uninstall.exe .. double click and enjoy
Max, you had my hopes up there for a minute :)

I found the folder

C:\WINNT\$NtServicePackUninstall$

Is this the one? There are a bunch of files in there. But there is NOTHING called sp2uninstall...

There is one caled SP2 - the icon is 3 documents bound by a yellow ribbon... when I click this, I get the 'Security catalogue'.

If you are still around and want to help, that would be GREAT!! I fell like I am finally close to solving this problem that has been driving me nuts for 2 months!!

I stress - I AM USING WIN 2000 PRO
 
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I don't think the SP2 is for win2k pro, only for XP. I have had the SP4 for quite a while and it has not had problems like SP2 for XP. Dont get Sp2 for Xp confused with Win 2K pro and its updates...doc
 
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Yes , issues we r discussing here is actually for Windows Xp SP2 , there is no issues with 2K service packs , there is upto SP4 for 2k ..

and i apologise i dint notice that u r using Win2K

u can install all sp's upto 4 for 2k , i havent heard any issues with that yet ...
 

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I did the spyware thing and every single time I scan I get over a 100 to 200 hits of spyware being present. I get lots of spam that goes directly to a folder and I delete it almost daily. How can it be possible to get that much spyware that I need to delete every single day?? It would have to be coming in on every single piece of personal email plus spam that I get in a day and I don't get 200 plus everyday??? Then it excludes things I don't want excluded---------and this just gets more confusing to me. Website address I had stored for future use were deleted and everytime I try and open them they say the were deleted because they were suspicious---------80 % of them are rose related websites---------I grow over 500 roses in my yard and I'm very active in rose societies etc. I can't believe my rose connections wouldn't be suspicious?? Any direction here would be appreciated.
 
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http://forums.techguy.org/t110854.html This is a link to Rollin Rogs Security help tools All tool there are free and will not add spyware/malware to your system . Recommended is Ad-Aware Se , Spy-Bot Search and Destroy and Spyware Blaster as a minimum . Download update and use them as directed at this site . Also do an on line scan using Panda Active Scan or one of your choice from Rollin Rogs site . Also ----http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=884130&product=windowsxpsp2 Go to this site and compare what you have on your computer with this Microsoft list of conflicting programs If you have any conflicting programs look for updates . If this does not clear up the problem remove SP2 . This has worked for others . Good Luck
 
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