Computer crashes after updating to sp2

It sayed A system 32 file is missing what should i do???? When i turned it on to restart it was missing system32 files and basicaly i had to reset machine and reload windows with the little grey magic diskette, losing nearly 1000 mp3,s and recent photos in the process.I know i should have backed up the recent photo,s but if you cant trust microsoft who can you trust.I have no idea what to do now and I can't even access the C drive.since installing sp2 as an automatic update im in a living a living pc will not power just has a little orange light flashing and i dont know what to any one out there has a solution please let me know and if anyone out there works for out of my way...unless you can fix it :) Hi, Windows update started downloading xp sp2. Not realising that the windows update would not start sp2 download again.I'm leaving it off until the next release, lost all my emails etc.I ran full spyware, adware and virus checks first, so it wasnt that. This *was* the right thing to do, but now I'm not so sure.At the bottom of the Windows Update list of updates (for SP1, after booting for the first time into Windows with a new PC) are various hardware updates and one of these was for a software modem. Luckily for me, I have a Mac (this has never happened to me with a Mac OS upgrade) and could go on to Microsoft's website on it to find out what to do.

Could just be a coincidence, but I got a message saying write cacheing had to be disabled before it died.

So what can you do to make sure that you stand the highest chance of success?

• At this writing, Windows XP Service Pack 2 has been out in the field long enough that I feel confident enough to endorse installing it.

Sorry, Leo, but if my experience is anything to go by, you should change your recommendation.

I resisted for about a week before accepting Microsoft's invitation to install SP2 on my new PC (ten days old) running XP Media Center Edition.

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