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Can't install XP SP3


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#1 wannabecomputergeek

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 04:01 AM

Hey yall,

Hope everyone is breezy! I have a problem. Got a XP home edit. PC and am trying to install XP service pack 3. Every time I do, the update goes fine and everything seems to install until the system restart. During the restart, I get a blue screen every time. This is a fast blue screen so I can't record the error message. The PC then restarts itself resulting in this endless loop. If I do a simple restore, the system runs fine afterward. If I Uninstall SP3 and restart, the system runs fine. Y can't I install SP3?

Wut is going on?

All Ideas welcome

Thanks

Edited by wannabecomputergeek, 27 January 2009 - 04:04 AM.


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#2 hamluis

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 09:43 AM

FWIW:

AumHa Forums View topic - Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) Installation Guide - http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=33296

SP3 Install Issues, Sysprep Used On Image - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=953356

Update for SP3 AMDIntelBoxmaker Problems Installing - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

Windows Xp Service Pack 3 (sp3) Information - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/146857/windows-xp-service-pack-3-sp3-information/

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 09:43 AM

What is the model and make of the machine? Also could you please let us know if it is an Intel or AMD?

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 10:53 AM

Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717/

How to troubleshoot an unsuccessful installation of Windows XP Service Pack 3
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950718/en-us

Does your AMD-based computer boot after installing XP SP3?
http://msinfluentials.com/blogs/jesper/arc...ing-xp-sp3.aspx

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 04:50 PM

Hi,

Thanks for all of your responses, and I apologize for taking so long to get back to the thread. This computer is a custom built PC from Tiger Direct. The processor is actually an AMD. So hopefully some of the suggestions that you all have already made will help me out.

Thanks

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 05:13 PM

If it's custombuilt...you can ignore any of the links relating to the "AMD problem" that really isn't an AMD problem.

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 09:31 PM

Hi,

This is a Systemax custom built PC. With an AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual Core Processor. Could this computer be having the same issues with SP3 and AMD processors as the HP's have?

Thanks

Edited by wannabecomputergeek, 29 January 2009 - 09:32 PM.


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Posted 03 February 2009 - 02:00 AM

Hi Everyone,

I am happy to say that I was able to resolve this issue with you all's help. This link previously given by Torn set me straight to what the problem was. But the word attachment in this post holds the key to fixing it. It's just a simple adjustment to the registry. 2 mins tops. I did this, SP3 installs and everything is great. Thanks again my friends for all of your help.

:thumbsup: :flowers: :trumpet:




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

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 02:09 AM

[quote name='hamluis' date='Jan 28 2009, 05:13 PM' post='1111353']
If it's custombuilt...you can ignore any of the links relating to the "AMD problem" that really isn't an AMD problem.[Quote]


Actually, the suggestions in this tread were right on. It seems that HP wasn't the only one that used a universal image on PC's with Intel as well as AMD Processors.

Disabling the driver Intelppm.sys in the registry works.

Edited by wannabecomputergeek, 03 February 2009 - 02:12 AM.


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Posted 03 February 2009 - 11:58 AM

Appreciate the feedback, glad you solved it...happy computing :thumbsup:.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 12:13 PM

wannabecomputergeek,

:flowers: Glad to hear the problem is solved

tork :thumbsup:




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