Does your AMD-based computer boot after installing XP SP3?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by ronjor, May 9, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    Posts:
    57,803
    Location:
    Texas
    Jesper's Blog
     
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2003
    Posts:
    17,060
    Only comment I have is be sure you have a working image of your system before installing.
     
  3. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2006
    Posts:
    9,007
    thats why i havent installed this on my older computer yet.
     
  4. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    Posts:
    57,803
    Location:
    Texas
    Be sure to read to blog. It seems to affect AMD-based computers with OEM images.

    My ancient AMD computer took the update with no problems. :)
     
  5. divedog

    divedog Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Posts:
    265
    Location:
    Seabeck WA
    No problem here, 4400x2.
     
  6. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Posts:
    5,634
    Location:
    U.S.A. (South)
    Amen.

    Although i'm one of those who absolutely refuse to jump at whenever Microsoft releases another patch or SP, it's useful information indeed that all these issues are coming to surface now and being widely reported and Hopefully $M will address/correct them pronto.

    After all these years it still floors me how they continue to have problems in the engineering of these SP's.
     
  7. the mul

    the mul Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2003
    Posts:
    1,703
    Location:
    scotland
    Last edited: May 10, 2008
  8. Antarctica

    Antarctica Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2003
    Posts:
    1,620
    Location:
    Canada
    Re: Windows XP SP3 sends PCs into endless reboot

    That's why I always wait at least two months before updating anything major from Microsoft.
     
  9. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2003
    Posts:
    2,331
    Location:
    West Yorkshire, UK
    Re: Windows XP SP3 sends PCs into endless reboot

    I always backup and test, if I have problems I can restore and wait for a fix :D
     
  10. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    Posts:
    57,803
    Location:
    Texas
    Story
     
  11. tradetime

    tradetime Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2006
    Posts:
    1,000
    Location:
    UK
    So far I have not seen any compelling reasons why I should update to this service pack, so for the moment I hold off. Curiosity may get the better of me as time passes, hopefully if that proves to be the case I will not be the proverbial cat :D
     
  12. prius04

    prius04 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2007
    Posts:
    1,238
    Location:
    USA
    Yup! It took them almost 4 years to release this one and it was in beta for how long? I'm pretty sure RC1 hit sometime last November so I'm having a tough time figuring out why this issue didn't surface sooner.

    OTOH, probably shouldn't come as much of a shock since the SP still has compatibility issues with one of their own products (RMS).......and they're blaming HP for this one? Sheesh! :rolleyes:
     
  13. glentrino2duo

    glentrino2duo Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2006
    Posts:
    310
    I think the link on post #1 already contains the fix for the endless reboot. The author, a former MS employee, beat MS and HP in releasing the fix...
     
  14. DVD+R

    DVD+R Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Posts:
    1,979
    Location:
    The Antipodes
    Answer to the Question of the Post Topic is NO! And I have the AMD Phenom 64 9000+ Quad Core processor running my Rig :cool:
     
  15. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Posts:
    5,634
    Location:
    U.S.A. (South)
    Some of us including myself just can't bring ourselves to buy into this latest SP3, issues notwithstanding, and or bugs, IMO there are plenty enough security vendors who already have the jump on actual AND potential exploits being tried on our NT Systems and i've yet to experience anything of serious consequence running into malware OR exploits with just SP2.

    Oversizing the amount of new files for yet another Service Pack that does absolutely nothing for performance just doesn't make the grade for some.

    But, if it a user is insisted or warned to install it then i don't see anything wrong with adding it so long as it doesn't upset their already balanced system.

    And thats exactly where i stand to date. After all this time ALL my units are pretty well in perfect balance and secured with only SP2 and i'm not about to chance blowing all the hours and weeks i put into customizing XP Pro to look and run as best it can be as well as blowing Vista out of the water to boot.

    EASTER
     
  16. Fuzzfas

    Fuzzfas Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2007
    Posts:
    2,753
    No problem here with AMD 3800+X2. As a matter of fact, i have the impression that now Windows boots faster!
     
  17. nanana1

    nanana1 Frequent Poster

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2007
    Posts:
    947
    Just so that you know, this is not just a AMD chip machine problem.

    I recently had my Intel chip machine go into this endless boot (EB) syndrome all of a sudden after 3 weeks. Cannot even rollback to Eaz-Fix baseline installation. Endless reboots...... :-(

    Refusing to believe this is SP3-caused, reinstalled windows XP and updated sp3 immediatelyand 2 hours later, EB started. How and why this happened, I don't know. Tried the gdi32.dll fix and intelppm registry tweak without any success.:thumbd:

    Reinstalled Windows XP again with SP2 and the Intel machine is working nicely again. Will NOT install SP3 on this machine for quite some time until MS sort it out.:ninja:
     
  18. nanana1

    nanana1 Frequent Poster

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2007
    Posts:
    947
    Correction : Further investigation showed a faulty usb wireless receiver to be the cause of the endless reboot problem.*puppy*
     
  19. OldMX

    OldMX Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Posts:
    170
    Friend of mine had the issue on a HP AMD based computer, setting the intelppm service to disable via registry in safe mode fixed the problem :D
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.