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Can't access internet after downloading xp service pack 3

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    Jay Glendenning May 11, 2010

    Have you only downloaded or installed also?

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You do not indicate if your using dsl, cable, or dial up. More information is needed

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I lost my restore and internet


Microsoft issued Service Pack 2 and Service Pack 3 for XP to patch (and "improve") the OS. The list of patches and downloads for XP are here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/resultsForProduct.aspx?displaylang=en&ProductID=4c937a02-bae0-4317-a1a9-0c56cd979d05

You needed to install the service packs to continue accessing Microsoft's updates for your computer. Microsoft assumes you don't want to lose this data. You could get rid of the problem by reinstalling the entire OS from your current disc (if you have a full version, if you have an update version of XP you'll need the OS disc for Win95, Win98, WinMe or Win2K). Start with formatting the hard disc. However, you will lose the ability to contact MS for updates with Windows Update until you manually download and install the Service Packs (including SP3).

Alternatively you can build a new recovery disc for your current XP version, if you take the IT versions of the service packs. This takes several steps - first you need to copy all the files from the CD to a hard disc. Then you need to slipstream in the service packs. Then get the boot image files from the CD and create a new .iso with all of the files. For SP2, http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sp2_slipstream.asp has more information on the details.

If you want to add the SP3, you need to add the following set of steps:
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/xpsp3_slipstream.asp

I hope you can get your machine to function.

Cindy Wells
(if you have information that you want to save, you may want to try using a LiveCD with Unix with an external drive (optical or hard disc formatted as a FAT 32 drive) attached.)


May 14, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4300 PC Desktop

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My computer will not properly install Microsoft Windows XP service pack 3. What do I need to do to fix this problem?


You need to get an official service pack 3 from microsoft's website.

Follow this link (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5B33B5A8-5E76-401F-BE08-1E1555D4F3D4&displaylang=en)
The file size is about 316 mb.

If you already have this file, service pack 3 will not install if your current version of windows has errors. That means you have to reinstall Windows XP, install your pc device drivers, then install windows xp service pack 3.

Dec 29, 2009 | HP Pavilion a810n (PP164AA) PC Desktop

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I cant get my dell dimension 2400 to detect my modem to access dial up internet it has windows service pack 3 (xp) please help


try this driver:
http://www.findmysoft.com/drivers/download-Dell-Dimension-2400-Intel-modem-driver.html

Oct 27, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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When i download any software file windows xp restart its


Please follow the options :

1. Install latest antivirus.
2. Install new browser i.e Intenet Explorer 8.0 / Firefox 3.0.8 / Safari 4.0
3. Update or install a latest driver of your motherboard.
4. Update your windows by Service Pack 3.

Apr 21, 2009 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

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SP3 nightmare install


http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph07159&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=1127351&rule=24868&lang=en#

This should help you also

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On March 6, 2008 Microsoft released Service Pack 3 (SP3) for Windows XP. Service Pack 3 contains all of the important Windows updates from previous service packs as well as additional updates that were released after Service Pack 2. To install Windows XP Service Pack 3 from the Internet on a home desktop computer use the Windows Update feature. CAUTION: If you have an HP Pavilion, HP Media Center or Compaq Presario desktop computer that has an AMD processor, your PC might encounter a startup problem after installing SP3 (or SP3 will not download from Windows Update). Before attempting to install SP3, install sp37394 - Microsoft Windows XP SP3 Upgrade Utility for systems with AMD processors . For more information, the following support articles from the Microsoft Web site can help: 322389 - How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack (in English) 936929 - Release notes for Windows XP Service Pack 3 (in English) NOTE: One or more of the links above will take you outside the Hewlett-Packard Web site. HP does not control and is not responsible for information outside of the HP Web site.

Jan 25, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario SR1620NX...

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I have a Compaq PC with Windows XP and the flat I've moved into has wireless broadband - how do I connect to it?


You can use a wireless network to share Internet access, files, printers, and more. Or you can use it to surf the Web while you're sitting on your couch or in your yard. Plus, it's easier to install than you think.
There are 4 steps to creating a wireless network:
1.
Choose your wireless equipment
2.
Connect your wireless router
3.
Configure your wireless router
4.
Connect your computers
For Windows XP users, Windows XP Service Pack 2 is not required for wireless networking, but it does make things much easier. Service Pack 2 also helps protect you against hackers, worms, and other Internet intruders.

Connect your computers
If your computer does not have wireless network support built in, plug your network adapter into your USB port, and place the antenna on top of your computer (in the case of a desktop computer), or insert the network adapter into an empty PC card slot (in the case of a laptop). Windows XP will automatically detect the new adapter, and may prompt you to insert the CD that came with your adapter. The on-screen instructions will guide you through the configuration process.
Note: The steps below only apply if you're using Windows XP Service Pack 2. If you're running Windows XP and you don't have Service Pack 2 yet, plug your computer into your wireless router and download and install Windows XP Service Pack 2.
Windows XP should show an icon with a notification that says it has found a wireless network.
wireless_connected.gifFollow these steps to connect your computer to your wireless network:
1.
Right-click the wireless network icon in the lower-right corner of your screen, and then click View Available Wireless Networks. If you run into any problems, consult the documentation that came with your network adapter. Don't be afraid to call their tech support.
2.
The Wireless Network Connection window should appear and you should see your wireless network listed with the network name you chose. If you don't see your network, click Refresh network list in the upper-left corner. Click your network, and then click Connect in the lower-right corner.
wireless_chooseconnection.gif 3.
Windows XP prompts you to enter a key. Type the encryption key that you wrote down earlier in both the Network key and Confirm network key boxes, and then click Connect.
4.
Windows XP will show its progress as it connects to your network. After you're connected, you can now close the Wireless Network Connection window. You're done.
Note: If the Wireless Network Connection window continues to show Acquiring Network Address, you may have mistyped the encryption key.

Nov 05, 2008 | Compaq PC Desktops

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OK, I have a dell computer and it does not play any of my disks from the hard drive. Reason is because when I was reinstalling windows xp the cd was scratched and it didnt install some of the files. This...


get a new xp cd and re-install or install a service pack for XP. XP Service Pack 3 can be got from the microsoft website......go to a net centre download it onto a pen drive and install it on ur system

Aug 16, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Acer Aspire (or rather expire) Help Please !!!


if you're using the service pack 1 then that could be your problem. If you go to the microsoft website and download the service pack 2 and save it somewhere and then burn it to a disc then put it onto the computer you put XP pro onto this could rectify those issues. I hope this works for you

Mar 22, 2008 | PC Desktops

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