do you have an asus (AMD) motherboard on your computer? Microsoft didn't allow computers with asus MB's to download by auto update for a while, and I think that still may be true. I have an asus MB and I get a redirect as well. The problem is that with SOME, not all asus MB's there is a problem with the sp3 and sometimes the sp2 updates- causes a computer to reboot constantly.
The problem was caused by HP and some other computer companies copying their windows CD's wrong. You can find out what your motherboard is by downloading & installing the program "Everest Home" from a safe site like cnet downloads or softpedia. Then run it and select "computer" on the left hand list and click "summary" on the right hand. It will give you a list of all the hardware in your computer.
If you read carefully you might be able to decide if you need the fix posted here;https://msinfluentials.com/blogs/jesper/arc...ing-xp-sp3.aspx
Or if you are not positive you need that you should call the company that made the CD your computer came with or boots from and ask them how to handle the problem.
also check this;http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/146857/windows-xp-service-pack-3-sp3-information/
Edited by Kandinsky, 08 January 2009 - 02:32 AM.