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#1 darkrose

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 09:28 PM

just wondering if anyone has or had any issues installing the update? my install went fine except when i went to turn off my computer a window appeared saying end program-the MCI command window. any idea what that means? i tried to get into my task manager to look but no luck. just curious on that process. :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 09:38 PM

Hi darkrose,

My install went fine. My advice is do a complete antivirus and malware scan before install. During install, make sure you have programs like IE, adobe, firefox... closed. I also temporarily shutdown my antivirus and firewall - turned them back on after completion :thumbsup:

What was the exact message that you received?
Were there any other problems noted?
Were there any issues before your install?

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 09:53 PM

Hi darkrose,

My install went fine. My advice is do a complete antivirus and malware scan before install. During install, make sure you have programs like IE, adobe, firefox... closed. I also temporarily shutdown my antivirus and firewall - turned them back on after completion :trumpet:

What was the exact message that you received?
Were there any other problems noted?
Were there any issues before your install?


Hi rigel, all the window said was the MCI command window was ending- and that any unsaved data would be lost if i ended the program.the program ended up being unresponsive and i just closed the window- and my computer turned off. i get those messages every once in a while-it's like i don't give the computer enough time to end the programs that are running. otherwise my install was perfect and i can't believe how much faster my computer is. :thumbsup: oops- i never shutdown my firewall or security. no damage though-yet :flowers: do you know what the MCI command window is? thank you.

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 07:06 AM

The only thing I can put my finger on was a topic saying a help window was left open during shutdown :thumbsup: I will continue to look around rose and post back in a bit. :flowers:

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 07:22 AM

The MCI Command seems to have something to do with Media Control - so I'd suggest ensuring that there wasn't a CD/DVD in your drive when shutting down, and that all Media Player type applications are closed before shutting down (to include those that are resident in memory - you can stop these in the Processes tab of Task Manager). To open Task Manager, just press Ctrl-Alt-Del

Other reasons for this seem to be malware related or corruption of the assorted media aware programs. If stopping everything before shutting down cures the problem, then start selectively shutting down some of the apps until you're able to narrow it down to just one.
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Posted 09 May 2008 - 07:31 AM

I installed from WinUpdate on one computer and did a manual install of the redistributable download on another system...no problems with either one.

I changed nothing on my systems...IE 7 intact on each, firewalls/AV/malware-prevention programs all running. I did run chkdsk /r (as a precaution) before installing on either system.

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 04:36 PM

I'm not planning to install XP SP3 but it looks like there are issues specifically with computers with AMD processors and anyone who has upgraded to IE8. Here's a link from Appscout outlining the problem followed by a link to Jesper Johansson's work around for AMD machines and a link to Microsoft's Jane Maliouta's blog regarding SP3 & IE8. Hope this helps some folks out.




http://www.appscout.com/2008/05/continuous...for_amdbase.php

http://msinfluentials.com/blogs/jesper/arc...ing-xp-sp3.aspx

http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/05/0...-and-xpsp3.aspx

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 08:53 PM

Well I am running AMD so I don't plan on getting SP3. Yet.

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 12:14 PM

I am also being chicken and holding off for a while before I upgrade. One thing I was wondering was what about any critical updates that start arriving after SP3? Is it important that these shouldn't be updated until after I've upgraded SP3?

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 12:42 PM

I am also being chicken and holding off for a while before I upgrade.

Me too!

I don't know when it is the right time for me. I am a bit reluctant since my laptop came pre-installed with Xp Media Centre Edition and I don't have any CDs... I am kind of undecided whether I should upgrade online or request an Xp CD (SP3) from my laptop Manufacturer because I will need the CD one time or another.

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 01:29 PM

Note that the AMD problem seems to affect pre-built computers with a factory-installed image of XP
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Posted 14 May 2008 - 11:45 AM

Hello all,

The best way to install SP3 without any problems, (that is if you have downloaded the stand alone pack and not received it through windows update)
shut down, suspend and/or exit any and all security programs, close any and all open windows and then disconnect from the internet.
Proceed with the install and it should go smooth, fast and without a hitch. Upon restart, your security programs should restart as well, reconnect to the internet and you should be good to go.

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 01:46 PM

Hello all,

The best way to install SP3 without any problems, (that is if you have downloaded the stand alone pack and not received it through windows update)
shut down, suspend and/or exit any and all security programs, close any and all open windows and then disconnect from the internet.
Proceed with the install and it should go smooth, fast and without a hitch. Upon restart, your security programs should restart as well, reconnect to the internet and you should be good to go.

To add to that, it would also be wise to do a virus scan and a malware scan or two, and create a restore point
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Posted 14 May 2008 - 01:57 PM

For any of our members reading this thread, here are a few helpful links:

Overview of Windows XP Service Pack 3
"Includes all previously released updates for the operating system, in addition to a small number of new functionalities that will not significantly change customers’ experience with the operating system."
Release notes for Windows XP Service Pack 3
Release notes for Windows XP Service Pack 3
(addresses late-breaking issues and information about: IE7, RMS, MUI, Scripting, Remote Desktop Client 6.1, XP Media Center Edition 2002)

Installing Windows XP Service Pack 3
"The computer must be running Windows XP with Service Pack 1 installed. Microsoft recommends that you have Service Pack 2 installed before installing SP3."
Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3- Troubleshooting SP3 installation
Minimizing XP SP3 woes - Updated
Windows XP SP3 - What You Need to Know: New Features
Jasper's blog: Does your AMD-based computer boot after installing XP SP3?

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XP SP3 CDs available from Microsoft.

SP3 CDs cost $3.99 plus $5.99 shipping. They are currently on back order but should be ready for mailing in early June.

Call MSFT at 1-800-360-7561 and choose option 2 to Place an Order.
Next chose option 1 to Place Order for a Service Pack.

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 02:12 PM

Hello all,

The best way to install SP3 without any problems, (that is if you have downloaded the stand alone pack and not received it through windows update)
shut down, suspend and/or exit any and all security programs, close any and all open windows and then disconnect from the internet.
Proceed with the install and it should go smooth, fast and without a hitch. Upon restart, your security programs should restart as well, reconnect to the internet and you should be good to go.

To add to that, it would also be wise to do a virus scan and a malware scan or two, and create a restore point


Thank you, I knew i forgot something, especially the restore point

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