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computer will only start in safe mode after installing service pack 3

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#1 Seeingisbelieving


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Posted 22 May 2010 - 07:54 PM

I recently got help on this site removing some nasty malware from my computer, and the nice person who helped me told me I should have automatic updates enabled on my computer. I explained to her the reason why I didn't and she told me I should post it in here to see if anyone could help me. I stopped automatic updates on my computer because every time I updated, it would load Windows XP service pack 3 on my computer. Then when it would restart for the changes to take effect, my computer wouldn't boot back up, it would only start in safe mode. I would then uninstall the update in safe mode and my computer would go back to normal. I read of some problems in the service pack 3 sticky at the top of this forum and they talk about some Intel Power Managment drivers, and problems related to computers with AMD processors (which mine has), so I imagine this is my problem. Also in the stickys it says that service pack 3 doesn't run well internet explorer 8, so my question I guess is 1) do I really need to update to service pack 3, and 2) am I better off (more secure is really what I am caring about) with an older browser or the older service pack?

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#2 noknojon


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Posted 22 May 2010 - 08:25 PM

Hi -
Have you run a CheckDisk yet - Close all open programs and copy and paste this code into the Run Box and click OK -
It will take 30-45 mins to run and do a full 5 stage disk check -
Thank You - :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 09:45 PM

You can get a patch to install SP3 with an oem pc that has an AMD processor here

That should fix your issue

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 06:03 AM

<<...so I imagine this is my problem>>

Why don't you tell us...the system manufacturer and model...or motherboard manufacturer and model...before we start worrying about things which might not relate to the problem at hand?


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Posted 23 May 2010 - 09:40 AM

The simple answer to your question is yes you need to install SP3 and no you are not secure using older browsers/service packs. I have several computers running SP3 with IE8 with no issues. Only certain AMD proccessors had issues with SP3 so without knowing what your PC is like Hamlius said then it will be hard to help
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