Hello everyone, I am experiencing a "Windows Loader Error 3" upon bootup.
This is in a Corporate environment. I am using a HP 8200 Elite model PC. This is happening on almost every one of these model PC's we use.
We use a fresh image on the system, which includes Windows XP Professional, Adobe Reader 9.3, Java 2.4 and a client Uniprint v4.0, as well as Office Professional 2003.
We need these revisions for our corporate EMR software. We apply Express Windows updates.
We are trying to deploy these units at our sites, but, as soon as Windows updates are finished installing, we reboot, and are INSTANTLY experiencing this error prior to seeing the Windows XP "splash" screen.
We have tried many things including different images, different users installing the image etc, with no luck.
By no luck, we can do a system restore which provides TEMPORARY relief to the issue. We reboot and it can also cause the error to temporarily disappear.
I am suspect of this being a hardware / sata issue, but the confounding thing is, we have several units in the field which are not affected.
We do suspect some sort of rogue Microsoft update, but other identical units have received matching updates and are working perfectly fine.
The bottom line is, there appears to be no commonality / common denominator in this to follow up on.
Anyone that can provide us assistance with this would be greatly apprecated.