After updating to service pack 3 my computer will not start up in normal mode, it keeps bombing out after the windows logo and trying to restart. I can only start up in safe or safe mode with networking. Even trying to start up in last good configuration
does not work. Help.
The hard disk space requirements for Windows XP Service Pack 3
Discusses the hard disk space requirements for installing
Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)
"For a PC on which Windows XP is already installed" http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947311/en-us
Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3
Recommends steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3.
Also includes troubleshooting information and error codes. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717/en-us
Availability of the .NET Framework 1.0 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix
Describes the .NET Framework 1.0 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix rollup package
for the Mscorwks.dll, Mscorsvr.dll, and Mscorlib.dll files. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896061/en-us
Just some of the SP3 Issues:
You are not offered the option to install Windows XP Service Pack 3
when you use the Windows Update Web site or Automatic Updates
(5 specific reasons documented and a troubleshooting guide) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955307
XP SP3: Registry Corruption & Norton SymProtect:
Symptoms: After installing XP Service Pack 3,
Device Manger is empty; the Network Connections panel is empty;
there are no Network connection icons; and/or there is problematic
or no Wireless or Ethernet connectivity;
the Safely Remove Hardware icon no longer appears;
USB devices no longer function, including mice.
You may not have all of these symptoms, only some of them.
The Address toolbar no longer appears on the taskbar after you install Windows XP Service Pack 3
Describes why the Address toolbar is no longer visible on the taskbar
A workaround (this is not a fix - the address bar is gone) for this missing functionality is provided. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951448/en-us
SP3-based computer loses wireless connectivity when it resumes from standby or from hibernation,
or you receive an error message when you try to put the computer in standby or in hibernation http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951447/en-us
Changes to the 802.1X-based wired network connection settings in Windows XP Service Pack 3
Describes that the AuthMode and SupplicantMode registry entries are no longer used in
Windows XP Service Pack 3 for a 802.1X-based wired network connection. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949984/en-us
If you have hotfix 885222 applied on a Windows XP SP2-based computer,
and then you upgrade to Windows XP SP3,
an installed 1394b FireWire device reverts from S400 speed to S100 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955408
Windows XP Service Pack 3 installation fails with an error message, and the following error is logged in the service pack installation log: "8007F0F4 - STATUS_PREREQUISITE_FAILED"
You must take one of the actions that are described in this article to resolve this issue. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949388/en-us
Error message when you try to install Windows XP Service Pack 3:
"Setup has detected that another update is in progress Please complete that installation or removal and try again" http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949381/en-us
Error message during every restart after you install Windows XP Service Pack 3:
"The procedure entry point apsSearchInterface could not be located in the dynamic link library wlanapi.dll"
Describes a situation in which you receive an error message every time that you restart a Windows XP-based computer.
Specifically, this problem occurs after you install Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3).
A resolution is provided:
Updates are not installed successfully from Windows Update,
from Microsoft Update, or by using Automatic Updates after
you repair a Windows XP installation
(This KB article may also solve SP3 Windows Update will not work problem) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144
Error message when you try to use the "Files and Settings Transfer" Wizard
to import settings on a computer that is running Windows XP Service Pack 3:
"Your migration store was created with a previous version of Files and Settings Transfer Wizard" http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950728