My other computer started acting up the other day. Programs like IE, MSN, Easy CD Creator and System Restore would not work but would instead sit there and then give me the “This program had to close” error message. So I tried to reinstall Windows with my XP cd but it told me I couldn’t because my version of XP was updated (Service Pack 2). I tried uninstalling Service Pack 2 in the Add/Remove window but it said the file could not be found. I then tried to install XP by booting it up when the computer started. It started to do it, but stopped abruptly and said that the signature in a file in System 32 could not be verifyed and that sp1.cab and sp2.cab could not be removed. Now my computer restarts. Now it goes back to the Windows Setup screen and quits and gives me the same error message before about not being able to verify the signature and the cab file issue. My computer restarts. For some reason this cycle cannot be broken, it just keeps trying to install Windows again.
I can get to the DOS screen (or at least that’s what I think it’s called, the one that is all black with white writing) but i don’t know the command to type in to load XP (if it’s still there). Any one know how I can get back to my desktop? Any suggestions what to do from there?
P.S. I scanned with several programs but couldn’t find any viruses. It started acting up right after I had downloaded a small update from Windows (but not Service Pack 2).