Every time I try to download xp sp2 from microsoft, I get about 50% the way through and then as it tries to install SP2 Cab msmsgs inf , the pc stalls , another box pops up to say that access is denied , then it informs me that the update has failed and starts to backtrack taking itself out . A box is sitting in my task bar now saying that support for SP1 is ending on Oct. 10 and takes me to the page for downloading SP2 again I have tried to download it 4 times now . I am loathe to disable my AVG software whilst downloading but have tried that and the same problem exists ...........I am running Norton firewall and have even disabled that but the problem is still there .
ta for the replies . I used the links to save SP2 to my documents , ran it , which saved me worrying about the firewall and antivirus ......but it did it again , stalled and went off at MSMSGF INF Looked it up on google and it is something to do with windows messenger . Am at a loss with it now .
go to add remove programs in control panel then add remove windows components in left hand pane and remove windows messenger and try again, you can always install windows messenger live when done better than ordinary windows one anyway.