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Ok.. this is going to take some time so make sure you have plenty, and also make sure you follow instructions. lastly I hope you have good back ups as messing something may likely required reinstallation of your os.
(note: if I were you I would try to install the os in another system with a hd enclosure and I will try to get all the files you need out of the hd before you attempt anything, that way if you mess something up you can just reinstall the os if needed)
(note. I would unplug everything you have hooked up to your computerbefore you start (leave it only with monitor, keyboard, mouse) and thenattempt to fix the problem as suggested)
now, take a deep breath.. and start:
my suggestion is to revert your windows back to the time before you installed windows xp3. the process is as follows:
1st.. install the recovery console
the instructions are here (you need a windows cd to do this and you need to install the recovery console from the cd)
2. attempt to do a system restore from the recovery console
the instructions are here (this a very critical step as you would be playing with the registry.. messing something up here will require to reinstall windows
3. make sure you are in fact ready to get install sp3:
4. now try to download sp3 onto a cd and install from safe mode
the instructions and the download link are here
Posted on Nov 16, 2009
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