There's been no problems with SP3 on my computer since installation. At the time, reading of problems experienced by installing via Windows Updates I went for the ISO CD image file click here
Disconnecting from internet then disabling AVG and Zone Alarm firewall SP3 was installed from the CD. Install went smoothly and no problems since. Having it on CD may just come in handy someday as well.
Do read the many old threads on this. If I were you I would download it to a folder (not auto install) then disconnect from internet and install in safe mode.I think some anti virus programmes can be a problem.I ma now on W7 but my AMD processor was ok. Purely as a matter of interest, do you not keep up with XP updates as this SP3 must be over a year old?
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