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STOP 0x000000FC after installing service pack 3

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Hi ,
I have installed service pack 3 from windows updates and now i am not able to boot the computer in normal mode or safemode.
When i try to boot in normal mode i get
When i try to boot in normal mode i get STOP Error 0x0000007E
I am using Intel processor not AMD.
Even then i tried diabling the Intelppm from recovery console which did not help.
I also tried /noexecute=alwaysoff switch from recovery console.
No go. can anyone please help on this i dont want to reformat the computer or do a repair installation.
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this may apply http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330182

as will this one: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330182

however, take a close look at this one: http://forums.micros...;PostID=3345456
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Came across this blog on another site,


That details one of the causes of the non-boot issue some are having regarding SP3,

If you have an HP computer with a part number that ends with a 'z' you have an AMD-based computer. Other manufacturers have also shipped AMD-based computers, but it is unclear whether they have built their images the same way HP did.

The problem is that HP, apparently along other OEMs, deploy the same image to Intel-based computers that they do to AMD-based computers. 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. Microsoft points out in a Knowledge Base article that installing both drivers on the same computer is an unsupported configuration, putting the blame on the OEM that deploys the image. The article in question was written when the same problem occurred after installing Service Pack 2 for Windows XP.

There is also a list of before and after fixes for anyone that falls into this category.
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