1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

sp3 killed my xp pro

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by elmer fudd, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. elmer fudd

    elmer fudd Flightless Bird

    would only boot to a blank screen after download failed during final
    instalation phase. had to do a clean install. ie and firefox consistantly
    crash then after reboot they run fine. scared of sp3 now!
     
  2. Michael

    Michael Flightless Bird

    "Download failed during final installation phase"??? WTF???
    You need to go back to huntin' wabbits and stay away from computers.

    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."


    "elmer fudd" <elmerfudd@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:BBC29C40-2C85-4878-899F-DBCC123323BB@microsoft.com...
    > would only boot to a blank screen after download failed during final
    > instalation phase. had to do a clean install. ie and firefox consistantly
    > crash then after reboot they run fine. scared of sp3 now!
     
  3. Rey Santos

    Rey Santos Flightless Bird

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

    --
    Rey


    "elmer fudd" wrote:

    > would only boot to a blank screen after download failed during final
    > instalation phase. had to do a clean install. ie and firefox consistantly
    > crash then after reboot they run fine. scared of sp3 now!
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Are your SHIFT keys broken, too?

    How to troubleshoot an unsuccessful installation of WinXP SP3
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950718

    WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldro...requisites-for-a-successful-installation.aspx

    Free unlimited installation and compatibility support for WinXP SP3 was
    available from 14 April 2008 thru May 2009. Such support will cost you
    US$59 or higher per incident now. [You snooze, you lose.]

    Extended Support for WinXP (x86) SP2 ends on 13 July 2010. After that date,
    computers running WinXP (x86) SP2 will NOT be offered any further critical
    security updates, Automatic Updates will not work, and Windows Update
    website will not be accessible until SP3 is installed.

    What does it mean if my version of Windows is no longer supported?
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/what-does-end-of-support-mean


    elmer fudd wrote:
    > would only boot to a blank screen after download failed during final
    > instalation phase. had to do a clean install. ie and firefox consistantly
    > crash then after reboot they run fine. scared of sp3 now!
     
  5. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:BBC29C40-2C85-4878-899F-DBCC123323BB@microsoft.com,
    elmer fudd <elmerfudd@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
    > would only boot to a blank screen after download failed
    > during final instalation phase. had to do a clean install.
    > ie and firefox consistantly crash then after reboot they
    > run fine. scared of sp3 now!


    No, you botched it most likely - because you didn't read the
    requisites & what to do before installing it would be my
    guess.
     

Share This Page