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Im having problems installing SP3?


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saraveza408

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Im trying to install XP Service Pack 3 from SP2. And when the software update instalation wizards get to the updating my system part my computer never gets past the inspecting my current configuration part. When I show my task manager it shows it as running & not not responding.

Ive waited at leaste a hour for the SP3 to install.An hours gotta be too long
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Raziel v. Nosgoth

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Hi
have you modified the Windows- Installation ( VistMizer/new Boot Screen/Start Screen )?
If so , set to default and try it again.
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Ok so it took hours to finish installing & setting up.

But now Im noticing some things are not working now. For example when I try to connect my Samsung smartphone to my laptop with the USB they wont sync anymore.And my PCMCIA USB 2.0 adapter wont work anymore.

I know they are other programs I will learn have problems too.

So what do I do? Did I make a mistake by changing to SP3?
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rshaffer61

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Please Go to
1: STARTand the click on RUN
2: Type in devmgmt.msc
3: Click Enter
4. Look for any entries with Yellow Exclamation ! marks or Red X's

To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start and then to All Programs
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop


Attach it to your next reply
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saraveza408

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ok i didnt find any exclaimation marks.So I expanded the areas that could be of intrest

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OK it seems that you have may have a faulty SP3 installation. I suggest uninstalling it and see if everything works then.
Below are the methods Microsoft suggest to try.


These methods are how Microsft suggests to uninstall SP3

Method 1: Use the "Add or Remove Programs" item in Control Panel

1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. Copy and then paste the following command in the Open box, and then press ENTER:
appwiz.cpl
3. Click to select the Show Updates check box.
4. Click Windows XP Service Pack 3, and then click Remove.
5. Click Finish to restart the computer after the removal process is complete.



Method 2: Use the hidden $NtServicePackUninstall$ folder

1. Click Start, click Run, type c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\spuninst\spuninst.exe in the Open box, and then click OK.
2. When the Windows XP Service Pack 3 Removal Wizard starts, click Next.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to remove Windows XP SP3.


Method 3: Use the System Restore process
Note Before you use System Restore, make sure that you have restarted the computer at least one time after you installed Windows XP SP3. By restarting the computer, you allow for any remaining servicing processes to finish.

1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. Copy and then paste the following command in the Open box, and then press ENTER:
%systemroot%\System32\restore\rstrui.exe
3. Click Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next.
4. Click the date on which you installed Windows XP SP3, and then click Installed Window XP Service Pack 3 in the Restore Point box.
5. Click Next, and then follow the instructions on the screen to remove Windows XP SP3




If after uninstalling SP3 and everything works fine for a day then you can reinstall SP3
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