It’s ironic, and I feel for all of you that have specific problems that manufacturers “disown” after service pack upgrades.
I have a Compaq laptop, and when SP1 came out it killed the hibernate/powersaving ability. Compaq’s answer was “it is not compatible with SP1, therefore we suggest you don’t use it”.
When SP2 arrived, it fixed all the problems that SP1 had “caused” and I had proper power saving and hibernation, not to mention all the benefits (as I believe they are) that SP2 gives. It has been flawless in operation 24/7 on my hardworking desktop replacement laptop.
Driver problems are a bitch, but pressure should be brought on the manufacturers of the hardware. Claiming SP2 is the problem is, IMHO, a weak excuse and not one that the makers of hardware should be allowed to get away with. SP2 is a great move in the right direction by MS, to provide better security and services on XP for the average user and should be better supported industry-wide.
Again, purely IMHO.