how to put the service pack back on windows xp? RRS feed

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  • my coumputer is a dell windows xp home edition. accedently i removed my service pack 3. i cant run any programs on it. the coumputer does not even load the full desktop just my backround and no icons. i tried to run the service pack 2 CD and it wont run it. and i cant restore it to factory settings. if i need to change any parts i dont mind i need to fix it because im planning on updatting the hardware anyway so please help me. if there is any way to fix it without loosing all the memory that would be great so i can save it all first the restore it or wht ever can be done. thank you !!
    Thursday, January 27, 2011 4:37 PM