I have had a pile of problems with my OS (XP, SP2) and I just decided to do a windows XP repair install (ie: not with the recovery console, but with the entire repair install) using my Windows CD (whiich was SP1).
Yes, it was a bit crazy ....
So now I have resolved all the issues from the reinstall, I realize now since I performed the repair install using my SP1 CD, that now I need to get to SP2. I downloaded the full update, and tried to install it, but it just stopped (when it was checking for space, about 20% into the upgrade). Didn't crash my computer or anything, but I decided to stop it after about 5 hours of it not doing anything.
Since then I have tried reinstalling it again (once from the automatic updates menu), and it again just stops, but both times it stops about 10% the way in (when it is creating the package).
What can I do to get SP2 to install properly ?