Table of contents Read this first Can Service Pack 2 be installed on all XP installations?
Ordering the service pack on a CD Preparing for installation Cannot install Windows XP with integrated Service Pack 2 Cannot install Service Pack 2 Boot or shutdown problems after Service Pack 2 installation The Service Pack 2 firewall Networking problems after installing Service Pack 2 NET SEND messages no longer received Computer does not work properly with Service Pack 2 Programs stop working or behave differently with Service Pack 2 Data Execution Prevention (DEP) Removing the uninstall information New and revised documentation Closing remarks, comments This page deals with problems caused or triggered by the installation of Service Pack 2 for Windows XP, and this information is also relevant to Service Pack 3.
Use a Windows XP computer to do the slipstreaming or locate a workaround.
If this entire document doesn't solve your problem, your only remaining choice is to uninstall Service Pack 2 again.
At least you gain some peace and more time to look for a better solution. If that also fails or if you want to know more details, check the next subchapters below for detailed information on how to uninstall the service pack.