First mistake, IF I read your post correctly.
SP3 should be installed separately, never with any other updates.
The SAFEST way is to use the ISO download that you can write to CD (IF
you have a good CD writer program, like NERO) that creates an Autorun
SP3 Install CD. I suggest you do this anyway so you have the CD for
future use if necessary.
OR, you can download and SAVE, the installer EXE.
Second, when loading numerous updates, especially in the case of SP3,
you MAY consider using [Custom] update option, deselecting all, then
select 3 to 5 updates at a time. Install just these, reboot your system
required or not, then repeat the operation until all updates are
Try this, from Microsoft Update Help:
You could use [Start], Run, BUT.... BETTER; copy/paste all to Notepad,
Save to "File type" All, filename UpdateFix.cmd
Then you can run UpdateFix.cmd to fix update loads. This is how I
corrected the same problem on my home system in a separate context (not
Computer System Spe******t
"Eddie" <Eddie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> I went to Windows update to check for updates. found 26 updates plus SP3,
> check all and started downloading. It downloaded all the files then started
> the installation, then my PC went blank and it rebooted the PC all by itself.
> I get back the windows update website and it has all the files listed to be
> downloaded but it states 0 time download. I check my windows version and its
> still SP2. What can I do to solve this problem?
> Windows XP