sp2 problem. again.

  davo1967 21:39 29 Nov 2008

Hello all, i have been trying to install sp2 on my xp pc for the last few months but it keeps crashing on startup, so i decided to try and install the components one at a time trying to find which particular update was causing the problem,all was going ok until i came to KB888162 critical security update, i got the message system is unstaible go to add or remove programs which i did, just wondering if anybody knows anything about it ? thanks.

  mgmcc 21:45 29 Nov 2008

Have you considered trying to install SP3 instead? The installation file (316.4MB - Ouch!) can be downloaded from click here

  davo1967 21:47 29 Nov 2008

did'nt know you could do it before sp2 but i think i'll give it a go, cheers.

  Switcher 22:15 29 Nov 2008

Does your system have a Prescott pentium 4 there is a known problem with this chip and sp2 which can be resolved by updating the bios.

  davo1967 22:38 29 Nov 2008

sorry i dont know for sure, think it is a pentium d though, it has a sempron 3400+ mboard.

  jolorna 23:13 29 Nov 2008

download everest and run it look at cpu which will tell you what you have click here

  Switcher 23:45 29 Nov 2008

SEMPRON 3400+ is your cpu. That is a AMD chip

So you can forget my original post.

  davo1967 23:53 29 Nov 2008

hi jolorona, amd sempron 2000, alias a venice 256 s754.

  davo1967 16:36 14 Dec 2008

finally managed it, i had to uninstall drivers from my previous hardware, thanks.

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