I have a client's Dell Dimension 4600 that has the dreaded "RPC Shutdown problem" (seen exactly here http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_20752586.html
Having solved this before with a Repair Install, I tried unsuccessfully to do the same here...I tried to repair a XP Home SP2 installation with a XP Home Dell OEM SP1 disk. I get stuck at 39 minutes after files are copied, machines reboots, and the install 'stall" happens....I've read on EE that perhaps I need to do the repair with an SP2 disk...
A few questions:
- Can I use the SP2 upgrade CD (from MSFT) in the actual repair process?
- If not...Rather than building a slipstream SP2, can I undo/restore to the state before the repair ?
When I say restore, I mean the CMD line restore ( http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449/
). I've tried to issue the command in the Repair DOS environment, but get command unrecognized...prob due to the limited DOS env Windows Repair provides....Can I run this via a Shift F10 (DOS) that i can get to when I do not put in the CD for the Repair Install process? Or can i run this when running ERD COMMANDER 2002?
I'm on the road now, or else I'd be experimenting....
Thanks in advance,