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Problem installing Windows Service Pack 3

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Old 08-30-2008
Marlinb
 

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Problem installing Windows Service Pack 3
The update downloads and installs just fine, but when it gets about 75%
> done
> it just stops. The screen says it is "Running Processes after Install." It
> stays on this screen for hours if I let it. Under task Manager it says the
> programs are running but nothing ever changes. I let it sit on that screen
> for 6 hours and it didn't move at all. Also once it gets to the stall
> point
> my hard drive light doesn't flicker anymore.


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Old 08-30-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Problem installing Windows Service Pack 3
WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldron...tallation.aspx

Steps to take before you install WinXP SP3
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717

Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3), until 14 Apr-09. Chat and
e-mail support is available only in the United States and Canada. Go to
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...spx?gprid=1173 | select "Windows
XP" then select "Windows XP Service Pack 3"
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Marlinb wrote:
> The update downloads and installs just fine, but when it gets about 75%
> done
> it just stops. The screen says it is "Running Processes after Install." It
> stays on this screen for hours if I let it. Under task Manager it says the
> programs are running but nothing ever changes. I let it sit on that screen
> for 6 hours and it didn't move at all. Also once it gets to the stall
> point
> my hard drive light doesn't flicker anymore.


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