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XP SP2 will not install

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Frank4d, Jan 28, 2007.

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  1. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    I have twelve computers running Xp SP1 with all updates through October 2006. IT where I work has tried unsucessfully to install SP2 on any of them. IT wants to take them off the network if a solution is not found soon.

    There are two flavors of computers... six dual Xeon computers with a bunch of PCI and PCI-X boards (all identical), and the hard drives are identical. And the other six are P4 Prescott computers with a bunch of PCI boards (all identical), and the hard drives are identical.

    IT has upgraded several hundred workstation and desktop computers to SP2 without problems, so I am scratching my head trying to figure out what is so special about these twelve computers? So far I have come up with a list of things that are common between the two flavors of computers:

    Computer type "A" (six of these) -
    Has PCI cards and Ni-Daq drivers made by National Instruments
    Has a PCI-5565 refective memory card and drivers made by VMIC (GE-Fanuc)
    Has Visual C++.Net 2003 Standard installed

    Computer type "B" (six of these) -
    Has PCI cards and Ni-Daq drivers made by National Instruments
    Has a PCI-5565 refective memory card and drivers made by VMIC (GE-Fanuc)
    Has Visual C++.Net 2003 Standard installed

    These computers are all on a domain, have the same Norton AV, MS updates and fixes, and have same pushed applications as hundreds of other XP computers on the network. And there is no spyware or malware.

    Any ideas? And, does SP2 generate a log that flags install failures?
     
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