Blue screen after windows xp Pro SP3 upgrade

I am working on a Government computer that has been loaded with a corporate image of windows xp Pro.  after an update done by our admin team.... there was a blue screen stating that an attempt was made to execute non executable memory.... I rebooted the machine and loaded to safemode in every way possible.. I even loaded the CD- to recovery mode, but it told me no hard drive was present.... interesting cause it boots to a system.. (not a dummy system) Toughbook laptop.  Any other fixes?? I need all the help I can get?
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MysidiaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You need a boot CD that is able to edit files on a NTFS filesystem.
Such as NTFSforDOS

Use the bootdisk to open a text editor and change C:\boot.ini
attrib -s -h -r  C:\boot.ini

You want to edit boot.ini and find the boot option that says
something such as


and change it to either



I.E.  The final  command line after the changes might look something like this

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect  /NoExecute=Alwaysoff

is that an non intel processor? there's an issue with amd processor with sp3 and all xp ends up in blue screen.
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