I havent tried this fix but im not to anxious to try it right now
my AMD HP crashed after installing service pack 3
i was lucky that i was able to get in safemode and do a system restore
others i read about are not so fotunate.
On the Ibm It went like a charm and no problems there.
On compaq evo windows xp pro
with d-link wireless adapter connecting to linksy
it doesnt want to connect to internet but this is linksy and updated driver for wireless
but however installing service pack 3 updates the adapter
causing the internet connection to fail
Heres some info on HP AMD...With Service Pack 3 http://msinfluentials.com/blogs/jesper/arc...ing-xp-sp3.aspx
That details one of the causes of the non-boot issue some are having regarding SP3,
If you have an HP computer with a part number that ends with a 'z' you have an AMD-based computer. Other manufacturers have also shipped AMD-based computers, but it is unclear whether they have built their images the same way HP did.
The problem is that HP, apparently along other OEMs, deploy the same image to Intel-based computers that they do to AMD-based computers. Because the image for both Intel and AMD is the same all have the intelppm.sys driver installed and running. That driver provides power management on Intel-based computers. On an AMD-based computer, amdk8.sys provides the same functionality. Microsoft points out in a Knowledge Base article that installing both drivers on the same computer is an unsupported configuration, putting the blame on the OEM that deploys the image. The article in question was written when the same problem occurred after installing Service Pack 2 for Windows XP.
There is also a list of before and after fixes for anyone that falls into this category.