evil SP2 while installing SP2 i heard a strange noise come from HDD

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evil SP2 while installing SP2 i heard a strange noise come from HDD

Postby googlefan281 » Wed, 25 Aug 2004 13:26:05 GMT

while i was half way installing SP2 my hard drive disk made a strange
noise and i couldnt move mouse or anything . After that i had do a
system do a system restore and take off SP2 which cause more problems
than i needed . after that i had insert the Windows XP home Disk and
reinstall it all over again Grrrr . what caused this problem?

Re: evil SP2 while installing SP2 i heard a strange noise come from HDD

Postby Shenan Stanley » Wed, 25 Aug 2004 13:54:47 GMT

If your hard disk made a strange noise, then perhaps the pure size of the
Service Pack wrote to a part of your hard drive that is defective.

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getting into before you jump in with both feet.

Re: evil SP2 while installing SP2 i heard a strange noise come from HDD

Postby SlowJet » Wed, 25 Aug 2004 14:54:34 GMT

No think to it.
tSK, tSK, TO CheapAIDisk.


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Re: evil SP2 while installing SP2 i heard a strange noise come from HDD

Postby Mike H » Wed, 25 Aug 2004 19:44:48 GMT

SP2 is not responsible for the general state of your HDD..

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