Problem downloading windows xp service pack 3

  Retired_Pete 15:13 18 Dec 2008

Everytime I try to download and install Winodws XP service pack 3 the installation gets so far and then I get a BSOD:

IRQL not less or equal

Stop 0x0000000A

After a emory dump computer works OK but I cannot get SP3 to install, evry attempt results in the BSOD. Two questions:

1. How important is SP3?
2. How can I resolve the issue so that the installation works?

  The Brigadier 15:24 18 Dec 2008

1.No idea!
2.See if loads from a CD (some pc mags have it on CD on front cover)

  PO79 15:25 18 Dec 2008

Try restarting XP into "clean Boot" mode info here click here and install SP£ from there.

  PO79 15:26 18 Dec 2008

ooops SP£=SP3

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