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HP Pavilion a1129n blue screens after SP3 upgrade

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I have wiped the system clean and when I go to install the updates it works great until sp3 is installed and then it blue screens ... I don't have any other security software installed. I'm running WinXP Media Center edition. Is there a way to disable the sp3 install instead of saying it has a update to install
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by:PUNKY
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Can you boot system into safemode? If so, try remove SP3 there see if it helps.
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by:Cuteadder
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change the auto update settings to be turned off completly... as you can see if only causes problems!
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by:jploessl
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I was able to uninstall SP3 off the system, but would like to find a way to install it without it blues screening when I reinstall SP3... any thoughts
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I'm running a amd processor and when I look in the folder it doesn't show the "intelppm file" so I renamed the amdk8 file. Still have the blue screening
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by:PUNKY
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Then, I run out of idea though. Sorry.
Have you chatted with HP tech support?
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by:jploessl
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not yet... thanks
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by:Cuteadder
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Boot into Safe Mode by pressing the F8 key when starting your PC
In Windows Explorer navigate to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers, and locate the amdk8.sys file
Rename the file to something else, such as amdk8.sys
Reboot the PC

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Restart your computer in safe mode.

For more information about safe mode in Windows XP, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
315222  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315222/ ) A description of the Safe Mode Boot options in Windows XP
Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
Locate and then click the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\amdk8
In the right pane, right-click the Start entry, and then click Modify.
In the Value data box, type 4, and then click OK.
Exit Registry Editor.
Restart your computer.
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by:Jonvee
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See if this MS article helps>

"Error message after you upgrade a computer that uses a processor other than an Intel processor to Windows XP Service Pack 2 or to Windows XP Service Pack 3: "STOP: 0x0000007E":
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953356/en-us

Also >
"Get around BSOD after xp sp3 install":
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_23399898.html


In particular the article referred to by r-k  >>

http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyName=operating_systems&articleId=9085358&taxonomyId=89&intsrc=kc_feat
(Windows XP SP3 reboot hell )
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by:Jonvee
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From the last link in my comments above, this article by a MS MVP should be helpful >> 

"Does your AMD-based computer boot after installing XP SP3?" :
http://msinfluentials.com/blogs/jesper/archive/2008/05/08/does-your-amd-based-computer-boot-after-installing-xp-sp3.aspx
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by:jploessl
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No the system will not boot after SP3 is installed ... it tries but it just keeps recycling
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by:jploessl
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Jonvee I haven't been able to try your last suggestions yet.
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Ok.  Well it'll probably take a while, so good luck.
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by:jploessl
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thanks for your help
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by:Jonvee
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You are welcome.   Thank you.
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