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BSOD after installing SP3

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#1 blackartz


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Posted 10 December 2010 - 03:43 PM

Hi folks
I've been repairing a friend's PC after they contracted a nasty rootkit infection. After forum user Noviciate's expert and patience help all seems well on that front now.

Whilst generally tidying things up and updating various softwares, I thought I should install SP3 as update indicated this needed to be done.

After performing the update, just after the Windows XP loading screen with the progress bar comes up, I get a very, very brief BSOD (actually more of a yellow screen but this could be to do with the video card) then have to use system restore to get the machine back up and running.

I realise this is not very specific, but would welcome anyone's thoughts. Considering it's been running for so long without SP3 do I even need to worry about it?

Many thanks in advance!

Edited by blackartz, 10 December 2010 - 03:48 PM.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 11 December 2010 - 03:18 PM

Every SP for an O/S...is additional security protection for the system.

Since you mention that you recently had a bout with malware, with a system that did not have the full protection prescribed by Microsoft for XP....it's clearly up to you to decide what level of security/insecurity you tolerate on your system.

There is ample documentation on the Web regarding installation of security updates and safe computing...for you to make the decision you want to live with.

If this is a "name brand" system...the first place you might want to visit for insights...might be that manufacturer's website.


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