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  • Someone named Ste found that this worked for him, but I have a problem.  When I have finished steps 1-6, close all windows and reboot the computer to safe mode and insert the disk to start the installation of SP2, nothing happens.  I am in safe mode, with some screen that looks like it is back in 1986, but nothing at all happens.  What is supposed to happen?  Am I just supposed to sit there and look at the screen?  PLEASE HELP THIS IS DRIVING ME CRAZY!

    This worked for me (recommended for a Dell laptop, I have a Vaio):

    1) Please go into the CMD prompt (Start/Run --> cmd.exe )

    2) Then type cd /d %windir%\inf and make sure we are in that
    directory.

    3) Then type ren oem*.inf oem*.old, it will go back to the prompt
    after giving you some error (Do not worry about it)

    4) Then type ren oem*.pnf oem*.old1, it will go back to the prompt
    after giving you some error (Do not worry about it)

    5) Then goto start - run - type "%windir%\inf" and you will see
    the files in the folder.

    6) Then find the file by name INFCACHE.1 and take a backup of it
    to desktop (by copying it to desktop) and delete the INFCACHE.1
    from c:\windows\inf.

    7) Close all windows and reboot the computer to safe mode and
    start the installation of SP2 and it should go fine.

    Cheers
    Ste

    Tuesday, April 8, 2008 4:55 AM

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