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Emachine sp2 prob

Emachine c2881 will not boot after installing sp2 for xp home edition.
intel celeron processor.

Any ideas- I've gone pretty deep,

already replaced Ram
Considering replacing bios. Can you recommend!

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BIOS is unlikely to fail from a software fix such as SP2 but you may have too little ram or too slow of a processor to handle changes.
You may have to do a complete reinstallation of XP to set things right and then try the SP2 upgrade again.
Windows is unfortunately sometimes infuriatingly cranky and may require repeated installation before settling down.

Also, eMachines may have tweaked their version of XP in a way not compatible with SP2.
Check their website or MS Knowledge Base for clues.

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