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OK a question ... Was IE8 installed before you installed SP3 ?
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Where do I find the SP3 file so I can check. I found the install date on IE8, it was 1/18/2004. When did SP3 come out?

Edited by Draconian, 30 July 2012 - 04:15 PM.

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Just checked on my VM and it is right at the bottom of the list


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I see no way to determin when it was installed using ADD Remove Programs. Where on the computer does it reside?
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OK we will have to uninstall SP3, uninstall IE8 and then reinstall SP3..

A bit of a bind I am afraid

Download SP3 from here

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.

Reboot

Uninstall IE8

Install SP3

Install IE8
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I REALLY have a problem now. During the uninstall process for SP3, I got that momentary flash of a blue screen and then it crashed. Windows came back up and gave me the "recovered from a serious error" message again. I went to Add Remove Programs just to check and both SP3 and IE8 were both still there. I tried to get back online to make this post and when IE came up it looked weird and my Google searchbar was gone. I went to C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer to check and see if inded I still had IE8 and when I hovered over the executable it said it was version 6. I can't do anything or go anywhere online except just sit on the MSN homepage. I had to go to my laptop to log on and post this.

Edited by Draconian, 31 July 2012 - 02:55 PM.

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Download and install IE8 located here
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OK. I'm back. IE8 is installed and I can navigate again. Sphincter factor now reduced from 9.4 to 3.6. What's next boss?
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First wipe the brow :lol:

So the attempted uninstall of SP3 managed to uninstall IE8 before it gave up

OK next plan of attack is to determine what problems remain

Give it a good work out and let me know what problems you experience
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I haven't noticed much difference and I still get 100% CPU usage regularly when on the web. Maybe I just need to jack up the inspection sticker and drive a new 'puter under it and be done with it.

Edited by Draconian, 01 August 2012 - 02:18 PM.

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Could you disable the addons in IE8 and see if that makes any difference
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Not sure which ones you mean. I don't have anything installed other than what it comes with. Tools>Manage Add Ons yeilds this list:

Windows Media Player
Microsoft Silverlight
Research (disabled)
Shockwave Flash Object
Avast WebRep (disabled)
Avast WebRep (disabled)
Adobe PDF Reader Link
Adobe RPDF Link Helper
Java™Plig-in 2 SSV Helper
JQSIESStartDetectorImpl Class
Research (disables)
Diagnose Connection Problem (disabled)
Windows Messanger (disabled)
Discuss (disabled)

windows keeps trying to install an update but is unable to do so....

Update for Windows XP (KB2633952)

Also still have the stuttering video and audio problem with WMP.

Edited by Draconian, 01 August 2012 - 05:16 PM.

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Do you experience the same problems in Firefox ? I am thinking that this is a software problem within XP

The update is to do with daylight saving time... What error code do you get with it
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Dunno about Firefox, never used it. It just says "some updates could not be installed" - Update for Windows XP KB2633952
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It is just that I saw Firefox in the OTL log

Continuing some research on this
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