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Thanks! All the posts from other people here and in the other threads helped a lot.

I didn't know about the update history, I looked at mine and it had nothing about even trying to get SP3, so I clicked help and support and searched for updates and got to something where you can click and it will check to see what updates you need and do them.

It took mine about 25 minutes, too, but it finally did update, I think it just wanted to be coaxed a little bit.
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XP SP3 crashes AMD machines

XP SP3 crashes AMD machines
- http://www.theinquir...es-amd-machines
9 May 2008 - "...Windows XP, Service Pack 3, is giving owners of machines with AMD hardware headaches aplenty it seems. The problems, which first arose just one day after the push, have been causing lots of noise on Microsoft support sites and angry user bogs. One user reported, "I just installed Windows XP SP3 and after completing the processes and when the system reboots, the system cannot proceed to load the Windows. It just displays the flash screen of Windows then after it reboots again." Angry users have also reported that, after the installation, it is not even possible to boot in safe mode, usually the last resort before setting up a repeated forehead/screen interface... there appears to be two separate problems. One affects only AMD-equipped PCs sold by Hewlett-Packard. "The problem is that HP, apparently along with other OEMs, deploys the same image to Intel-based computers that they do to AMD-based computers," said Johansson. "Because the image for both Intel and AMD is the same all have the intelppm.sys driver installed and running. That driver provides power management on Intel-based computers. On an AMD-based computer, amdk8.sys provides the same functionality." There's a whole bunch of other info and some useful fixes for those of you stuck in the dreaded loop of death over on Jesper's Bog*."
* http://preview.tinyurl.com/6zs52d
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