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XP SP2 not installed SUS probs, and SCSI interface problem

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Same findings as here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Q_21094461.html

I'm more than ready and willing to upgrade/apply service pack 2 for XP Pro, but not yet delivered.  I don't think it's available yet for general consumers, is it?  I have these same log entries and database engine stopped, etc. as cited above.

Haven't had time to check this out, and won't for another couple of weeks, thought you could shed some light here for me.

Thanks in advance.  This system with these issues, still shows my computer as having only Service Pack 1 applied.  Additionally, the McAfee MPFService Firewall has comment that Filter Engine could not be started in Event Logs.

To add to the confusion, this system has Adaptec 29160N SCSI card with one Ide HD and two internal SCSI IBM Drive (9GB and 18GB SCSI HDs).  The new 18GB drive is polling (strange sounds, though functional) about 1x/minute or so.  Then yesterday, saw that the driver for the SCSI card driver adpu160m and earlier adpu160m1 noted with parity error.  No info on these from Microsoft, checking Adaptec.  

Many points for multiple elements here.

Please HELP!

Asta

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SP 2 is fully available, just not on Automatic Updates yet.  You can get the full thing from here at 270+ MB:  http://go.microsoft.com/?LinkID=806688
I think there is an express install but I haven't used it yet since I always want to have a full version available.

If you have been installing all of the regular Windows Hotfixes, you probably recently installed BITS 2.0 which controlls how your windows updates are downloaded.  This could have changed the logging information in your event viewer
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For your hard drive issues, I would recommend downloading FileMon from SysInternals: http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/source/filemon.shtml

It will tell you what files are being read or written in realtime and might help you see what is causing all of the activity.

Process Explorer might also identify programs that are using a lot of CPU time which could also be related: http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml
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Thank you for your input, I sure appreciate it.  The system is unavailable to me this weekend, and I'll delve further into your links early next week and respond back with updates.  You're right on in terms of the WindowsUpdate.  Have you applied SP2 yet yourself and found no problems using the link above?

Also, regarding the SCSI HD, it is being replaced by another IBM-Hitachi SCSI HD since it had parity errors and noisy (though reasonably new); was also thinking that with all the high-performance internals and the old original Power Supply, should be upgrading the Power Supply quickly.  It all has been too chaotic with too many problems the past year and think that may be a key.  Insight here also appreciated.

More next week, and will finalize.

Thanks,
Asta
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I've installed SP2 on 3 machines so far and not had any issues with any of them.  Only one program didn't run properly and that was some TV Tuner software, but a quick e-mail to the company resulted in a newer version that works flawlessly.

A neat little tool to get an idea of how big of a power supply you should need is this calculator: http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/

I couldn't cut it directly to the wattage, but you can at least get an idea.
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Thanks for all your time and willingless to share; wish I had time but don't.  Points to you and I'll explore further, time permitting.
":0) Asta
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