I reformatted a couple of weeks ago and now when I try to re-install SP1 or SP2, I get a message that says "Service Pack x setup canceled." whenever I try to start the install.
Before anyone asks, yes, it is a legit copy of Windows XP Home Ed.
I have tried installing in safe mode and killing everything (including explorer.exe) and then opening it from Task Manager, but nothing seems to work - help me please!
System specs if it helps:
Intel Celeron 2.4GHz
1x 30GB Seagate HDD
1x 20GB Seagate HDD
No dual-booting OS
I know you say it is a legit copy of XP home. But is it registered properly with Microsoft. I had a system once that would not register ( It was XP Pro though ). Until I was able to register it via the registration dohickey I was unable to apply any of
the large service packs. Though I could apply some of the critical updates for security purposes...
you mean activation, no it hasnt been activated yet because I have re-formatted one too many times and now it wants a new CD key. SO you think that is the problem?
I think that is likely.
More than once I have had to call up Microsofts activation lines and provide all manner of reasons for the new install of an old CD Key because Mobo changes and what not.
Just my thoughts but maybe someone from the horses mouth as it were could elaborate....
There are a couple of knowledgebase articles you may want to try. One specifies your exact error message:
The second article helped me troubleshoot my father-in-laws computer which was hit with 6 different worms/viruses and several adware programs, some of which took steps to ensure that updates couldn't install from windows update.
If you want, an easy way to search for more possible kb articles is to run this search on google:
service pack setup canceled site:microsoft.com
I also cannot remember what particular thing was not installing. It may have been some of the .NET framework or one of the critical updates but I found that the problem was actually that somehow the LOOPBACK device ( The phantom network adapter at 127.0.0.1
) was somehow uninstalled on this particular machine. After getting that one back in there the thing installed just fine.
Thanks Andy914, the first one helped a little - the first regsrv command didnt work (regsvr32.exe licdll.dll [specified module could not be found]), the second one was ok though, and installing SP2 RC1 got to checking product key then gave the same message
Now I am really confused *scratches head*
Any other ideas?
[specified module could not be found] is a fancy way of saying that regsvr32.exe could not find the licdll.dll file when it tried to register it. That is bad, since I'm pretty sure the SP2 install program needs this file to install. This could be the
On my machine, this file is located in the c:\windows\system32 drive, which is the same place REGWIZC.dll is located. Could it be that licdll.dll got deleted somehow?
I don't know much about what this file does, but you may be able to get away with copying it from another machine if you find it doesn't exist on yours. Copy it into your c:\windows\system32 directory, then register it with the "regsvr32 licdll.dll" command
(without the quotes).
Thanks guys, all fixed now
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