If you are suffering from the continuous reboot problem that seems to be plaguing AMD users that installed SP3 then I can help, I hope.
I have an AMD 64-Bit processor, I was using 64-bit Ubuntu but I decided to switch back to XP for a little while. After I got finished installing things looked good until I installed my nForce drivers. After the reboot I couldn’t get back into Windows.
After doing some research it turns out this was also a problem when SP2 came out and somehow made its way into SP3 as well. The way I fixed it though is by renaming a file, c:\windows\system32\drivers\intelppm.sys to intelppm.bak. Unfortunately if you’re experiencing this problem you won’t be able to get into safe mode either. I had to boot into a pre-installation environment to rename the file. Once I did though I was able to boot up the computer without any errors.
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It’s been a long time coming but Microsoft has finally released their latest service pack for Windows XP. Service Pack 3 will add a few new features to Windows as well as correct a few problems. Release to Manufacturing though only means the big businesses get it, all of the home users will have to wait until April 29th for the download.
Be wary when installing it though, it may break your computer. When service pack 2 first came out the people that installed it first had a bunch of problems. I have installed the beta on one of my home computers and haven’t had any problems with it but that doesn’t mean the final version won’t be without its issues.
If you have a good backup of your system and are prepared to repair Windows when service pack 3 messes it up I would say go for it right from the start, that is how Microsoft finds and fixes the bugs. But if you’re not that much into fixing computers wait a little while for the early adopters to find the bugs.
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Tagged SP3, Windows