I'm assuming you reinstalled Windows XP SP1 x86? If so, before using Autopatcher you need
to update your computer with at least XP SP2 before using Autopatcher. So....
Get either "ServicePack 2" or "ServicePack 3" For Windows XP...And update your OS first.
If you plan on using Autopatcher for Windows XP know that on June 10th Autopatcher will
require Service Pack 3 and the XP SP2 release will be gone. Use only "Autopatcher for XP SP2"
if you installed SP2, and "Autopatcher for XP SP3" if you installed SP3.
SP2 For Windows XP
SP3 For Windows XP
If you have the appropriate Autopatcher release you should be able to update your OS. If your
not sure re download in a new, clean, and emtpy folder and start fresh to be safe.
XP SP3 -> you should check these boxes in the apup window
required -> autopatcher updater
required -> autopatcher engine
required -> autopatcher xp sp3 x86
optional -> dotnet addon pack
optional -> directx addon pack
optional -> extras addon pack
The only difference for a SP2 package is "uncheck" the (xp_sp3) box, and
"check" the (xp_sp2) box
(Autopatcher for XP SP3) and (Autopatcher for XP SP2) need to be in their own,
separate folders, they don't play well together. It might be in your best interest
to get both a XP SP2 release and a separate XP SP3 release. You can't update
a SP2 release to SP3 and still maintain a usable XP SP2 release. So get "both"
if your not sure if SP3 is for you just yet.
Hope this helps a bit...