Bill19 wrote: When I installing the XP SP3 RC there was AMD processor trouble and all I get was endless reboots is this fixed in SP3
Both my Intel and AMD processors are working flawlessly with SP3 RC2 build 5508 or SP3 RTM build 5512 installed on Windows XP. I don't know about your configuration though, it may works and it may not. Only for the daring to try.
could you describe your problem with Amd abit more, what type of problem do you have?
Here is my favorite list of things to check. Bios settings compatible for Xp during installation.
Some problems with older USB controlers. Disabling during install.
Latest processor driver from AMD, and dual core optimizer. *Dual core optimizer* Recognized need for clock drifting. Helps with video playback, and different programs.
Chipset drivers Latest signed ones from Intel if chipset from intel or Nvidia.
How are you installing Xp WAIK? Nlite? Slipstreaming? Nero burning image? F6 with floppy?
Unsigned drivers will not work with Sp3. Sp3 will not initialize theses drivers.
If you are you using Sata Hardware. And windows cannot locate the boot driver A little background Oem disks include earlier drivers. Sata is necessary no matter which manufactor you use. Especially RAID. Be sure to have The latest signed drivers for your hardware. Available from your mb computer maker.
What type of error are you receiving when?
I have an HP Presario with an AMD processor and have been runnig SP2 without any problems. Last evening I Installed sp3 and troubles began.
The machine would not reboot. After several tries I opted for safe mode and then removed SP3 and now the machine is running prefectly again.
Any advise on what to do other than give up on SP3.
Yes there are problems with Hps image. It has some sort of kb that conflicts with installing Sp3. Appearently the image has some left overs from Inteppm. And will not boot. The bad Hp has not yet released a fix. But will soon.
A few tips, set your bios when installing Sp3.
1st booting with a 1 or 2 gig usb key drive installed on the usb port.
2nd In the bios, Of course turning of unecessary ports. At least the Sil Sata, Parrell, serial ports. TURNING off APm. When I use my asus mb it has to have S3 as the acpi mode.
3. Turn off legacy usb ports.
4. DO NOT use USB mice. Switch to PS2 adaptors, wired mice. To avoid problems
5. Disconnect any memory adaptors. physically for the install.
To install Sp3 the best resource is Jespers blog here.
Hopefully this helps you out.
wgb7677 wrote: I have an HP Presario with an AMD processor and have been runnig SP2 without any problems. Last evening I Installed sp3 and troubles began.
Please see HP Customer Care item: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericSoftwareDownloadIndex?cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&softwareitem=pv-60484-1&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN
"Microsoft Windows XP SP3 Upgrade Utility for systems with AMD processors."
I have an amd processor and ps 3 caused my computer to fail. It would not boot up at all. I had to use my recovary discs.
I know a bit about computers but some of the soulutions involve doing things that I do not know much about such as messing with the bios.
Is sp3 going to be released an AMD safe version?
For a review, and some possible solutions, of issues re XP SP3 and AMD processors/mobos, you might do worse than look at
(Even yo you do not have an AMD chipset it might provide some pointers towards a solution.)
Also, Microsoft have updated their own Help and Support article on this issue:
"Error message after you upgrade a computer that uses a processor other than an Intel processor to Windows XP Service Pack 2 or to Windows XP Service Pack 3: "STOP: 0x0000007E" "
Hope that this might be of some help. Best of luck.