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Tried to load new xp pro sp3. after insintalling went in constant reboot. safe mode again goes into constant reboot. do not have recovery disc. Its in a d:partition Cant find recovery cd online. can anything be done.

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Hi. When system restart again and will go to advanced boot options. Select Disable automatic restart on system failure. If same thing will happen then you need to reinstall the Operating system again.

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I istalled sp3 on my compaq amd 3400 64 bit now it just keeps rebooting. i tryed to unintall in safe mode but can not what must i do to get it running again thanks tom


I've run into that situation myself a couple of times when upgrading Windows for other people. If Windows won't run once you install SP3, you'll need to boot from a Windows XP installation CD (any version) and use the Windows Recovery Console to uninstall SP3. This page from Microsoft explains the process (method 4 on the list). It does work, although it's a tedious process. The Recovery Console is on all versions of XP CDs, so you can use any one.

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Dimension 5100 and windows xp pro SP3 clean install


I was able to dig this up.
Reference: http://4sysops.com/archives/tip-how-to-install-and-uninstall-a-program-in-safe-mode/

Run Windows in safe mode.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\
Create a registry key REG_SZ key and call it MSIService and value data and call it Service, which is the windows installer. This will give you permission to uninstall windows service Pack 3 from add/remove programs while in safe mode.

May 09, 2010 | Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

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Dimension 5100 and windows xp pro SP3 clean install


Well if you have it installed on the computer and cant get past the Windows logo. Put the SP3 disk in and do a repair. Make sure you hit -R and not the repair button after clicking continue. Well the directions for a repair will be on the screen. That is my thoughts on what you should do. If you have already done this, then I'm not sure where you should head to next. Hope this helps!!

Mar 17, 2010 | Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

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Spontaneous Rebooting


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Which anti-virus have you tried to install and reinstall as it can happen if its not properly installed.Please check if its manually uninstalled. Try rebooting the system in safe mode . Go to Run type msconfig and select Normal Startup save and reboot.

Jan 28, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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I have an HP Media Center PC running XP Pro SP3. A few months ago it began freezing up requiring that I pull the power plug to get back into Windows. Then it would just freeze again, usually within a few...


just unplug all external devices except ur keyboard and mouse and restart,if u still have the same problem try with last known good configuration,then also with safemode with networking, if u still have problem first of all ,in safe mode only basic required drivers are loaded,it could be a driver issue open devicemanger to chk that as well

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reinstall xp and dont install sp2 go to microsoft update and let it install sp3 for you

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Xp pro will not load


HELLO THERE:
when you start the computer hit the f-8 key repetedly and the xp pro advanced boot screen should show up now select last known good configuration that worked then hit enter and the computer will reboot and hopefully this will get you going also make sure there is no cd rom in the drive ok? please let me know how this goes there is more we can do if needed please dont forget to rate the solution i have provided this helps me out as well
best regards mike

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XP-Pro Crash


I don't know why but some systems which have XP (SP1 or SP2) simply can't take the upgrade to SP3. Your system appears to be one of them. For instance our family's computer had XP SP2 and upon upgrading to SP3 we received a fatal crash while XP was loading into normal operating mode.

I managed to resolve the issue by booting to safe mode and restoring the system to a date before I installed SP3. Sorry that the new SP doesn't work for you.

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Constantly reboots itself


The Gateway GT5220 has an AMD Athlon 64 processor. It has been documented that Windows XP SP3 doesn't play well with some AMD CPUs. I'm pretty sure this is one of them. I would suggest attempting a system recovery using a restore point on a date BEFORE you installed SP3. If that doesn't work, you might consider recovery using the original Gateway Restore CD. It will likely wipe the system, but that might be the only choice.

I would NOT start with the total reload option. We have a couple others before you get there, so try the restore point and then let me know the results. We'll go from there...
Regards,
Char1ieJ

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