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Old 25-05-2008
trish
 
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can't start computer up after downloading windows xp sp3

I have downloaded windows xp sp3 twice and both times when i have restarted
my computer it won't start up. Can someone please help me.

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Old 25-05-2008
Chuck W
 
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RE: can't start computer up after downloading windows xp sp3

I have also encountered same problem. I would appreciate the same help. Thank
You.

" Trish" wrote:

> I have downloaded windows xp sp3 twice and both times when i have restarted
> my computer it won't start up. Can someone please help me.

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Old 25-05-2008
TaurArian
 
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Re: can't start computer up after downloading windows xp sp3

How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 3 from your computer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950249

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"trish" <trish@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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|I have downloaded windows xp sp3 twice and both times when i have restarted
| my computer it won't start up. Can someone please help me.


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Old 25-05-2008
Ottmar Freudenberger
 
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Re: can't start computer up after downloading windows xp sp3

"trish" <trish@discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb:

>I have downloaded windows xp sp3 twice and both times when i have restarted
> my computer it won't start up.


What exactly happens instead? In case Windows reboots in a loop, you
may want to press the [F8] key and choose "Disable automatic restart
on system failure" in the menu showing up then. In case you'll get a
BlueScreen afterwards, please share the details which are shown there.
You may also want to try if Windows starts in Safe Mode.

Bye,
Freudi
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Old 25-05-2008
Kenzoh
 
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Re: can't start computer up after downloading windows xp sp3

I have this problem, I could not start my computer after I installed Service
pack3, however it worked in safe mode, but I had to make a PC recovery on
order to start in normal mode:(

"Ottmar Freudenberger" wrote:

> "trish" <trish@discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb:
>
> >I have downloaded windows xp sp3 twice and both times when i have restarted
> > my computer it won't start up.

>
> What exactly happens instead? In case Windows reboots in a loop, you
> may want to press the [F8] key and choose "Disable automatic restart
> on system failure" in the menu showing up then. In case you'll get a
> BlueScreen afterwards, please share the details which are shown there.
> You may also want to try if Windows starts in Safe Mode.
>
> Bye,
> Freudi
>

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Old 25-05-2008
Ottmar Freudenberger
 
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Re: can't start computer up after downloading windows xp sp3

"Kenzoh" <Kenzoh@discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb:
> "Ottmar Freudenberger" wrote:
>> "trish" <trish@discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb:
>>
>> >I have downloaded windows xp sp3 twice and both times when i have restarted
>> > my computer it won't start up.

>>
>> What exactly happens instead? In case Windows reboots in a loop, you
>> may want to press the [F8] key and choose "Disable automatic restart
>> on system failure" in the menu showing up then. In case you'll get a
>> BlueScreen afterwards, please share the details which are shown there.
>> You may also want to try if Windows starts in Safe Mode.


>I have this problem, I could not start my computer after I installed Service
> pack3, however it worked in safe mode, but I had to make a PC recovery on
> order to start in normal mode:(


Since you didn't posted the BSOD message, one can only speculate that
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888372 *may* help you in resolving the
issue in case you have a AMD processor running in your machine.

Bye,
Freudi
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Old 25-05-2008
Kenzoh
 
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Re: can't start computer up after downloading windows xp sp3

I have a AMD atlhlon dual core proccesor :), gonna check it

"Ottmar Freudenberger" wrote:

> "Kenzoh" <Kenzoh@discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb:
> > "Ottmar Freudenberger" wrote:
> >> "trish" <trish@discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb:
> >>
> >> >I have downloaded windows xp sp3 twice and both times when i have restarted
> >> > my computer it won't start up.
> >>
> >> What exactly happens instead? In case Windows reboots in a loop, you
> >> may want to press the [F8] key and choose "Disable automatic restart
> >> on system failure" in the menu showing up then. In case you'll get a
> >> BlueScreen afterwards, please share the details which are shown there.
> >> You may also want to try if Windows starts in Safe Mode.

>
> >I have this problem, I could not start my computer after I installed Service
> > pack3, however it worked in safe mode, but I had to make a PC recovery on
> > order to start in normal mode:(

>
> Since you didn't posted the BSOD message, one can only speculate that
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888372 *may* help you in resolving the
> issue in case you have a AMD processor running in your machine.
>
> Bye,
> Freudi
>

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Old 26-05-2008
TaurArian
 
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Re: can't start computer up after downloading windows xp sp3

Hi Freudi, Trish has now resolved her problem.
See:
Re: Microsoft Support for Incident Request

K
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"Ottmar Freudenberger" <freudi@gmx.net> wrote in message
news:69stvvF344d3rU1@mid.individual.net...
| "trish" <trish@discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb:
|
| >I have downloaded windows xp sp3 twice and both times when i have restarted
| > my computer it won't start up.
|
| What exactly happens instead? In case Windows reboots in a loop, you
| may want to press the [F8] key and choose "Disable automatic restart
| on system failure" in the menu showing up then. In case you'll get a
| BlueScreen afterwards, please share the details which are shown there.
| You may also want to try if Windows starts in Safe Mode.
|
| Bye,
| Freudi


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Old 26-05-2008
The Wolfman
 
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RE: can't start computer up after downloading windows xp sp3

I had the same trouble on my HP with an AMD. the answer is to restart in safe
mode with network support, then run HP Update, restart and all is well.

"trish" wrote:

> I have downloaded windows xp sp3 twice and both times when i have restarted
> my computer it won't start up. Can someone please help me.

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Old 26-05-2008
Ottmar Freudenberger
 
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Re: can't start computer up after downloading windows xp sp3

"TaurArian" <taurarianREMOVECAPS@gmail.com> schrieb:

> Hi Freudi, Trish has now resolved her problem.
> See:
> Re: Microsoft Support for Incident Request


Okay, I "love" these multiple threads on the same issue, really ;(

Bye,
Freudi
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Old 26-05-2008
TaurArian
 
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Re: can't start computer up after downloading windows xp sp3



>
> Okay, I "love" these multiple threads on the same issue, really ;(
>
> Bye,
> Freudi


<grin>
Kaylene

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Old 21-08-2008
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[quote=The Wolfman;3760462]I had the same trouble on my HP with an AMD. the answer is to restart in safe
mode with network support, then run HP Update, restart and all is well.
QUOTE]


I don't know very much about computers and went through a variety of sites and forums trying to find the best way to stop the perpetual loop after installing SP3. According to the sticker on the side of my drive I have an AMD Athion 64 processor 3200+. I just wanted to leave a note to let anyone know that Wolfman's fix here does work and is so much simpler than any other that I found. I was worried because no-one had commented/verified his method and so I am doing it myself. Thanks Wolfman.
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