Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads
Recommended Download



Welcome to the Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads, YOUR Largest Resource for Windows Vista related information.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so , join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Driver Scanner

ntkrnlpa.exe and SP3

microsoft.public.windowsupdate






Speedup My PC
Reply
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-21-2008
ebasson61
 

Posts: n/a
ntkrnlpa.exe and SP3
Hi

Trying to install SP3, but keep getting the error message that another
program is using ntkrnlpa.exe. I've tried closing everything I can think of
down, but to no avail. I cannot get past this message and so cannot install
SP3 on XP.

Any help or clues would be appreciated.

Thanks
Eddie.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12-21-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

Posts: n/a
Re: ntkrnlpa.exe and SP3
See this discussion:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...-f36f948ecee7/

How to troubleshoot an unsuccessful installation of WinXP SP3
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950718

WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldron...tallation.aspx

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"
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

ebasson61 wrote:
> Hi
>
> Trying to install SP3, but keep getting the error message that another
> program is using ntkrnlpa.exe. I've tried closing everything I can think
> of
> down, but to no avail. I cannot get past this message and so cannot
> install
> SP3 on XP.
>
> Any help or clues would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks
> Eddie.


Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 12-21-2008
JS
 

Posts: n/a
Re: ntkrnlpa.exe and SP3
Install SP3 in 'Clean Boot' mode:
How to configure Windows XP to start in a "clean boot" state
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310353
See the section titled: Manual steps to perform a clean boot in Windows XP,
skipping step 4.

Why clean boot:
A "Clean Boot" insures that only a minimal set of Windows Services and
applications are running. This means your Anti Virus software, third party
Firewall and other background applications will not be running; thereby
reducing the chances that installing SP3 will fail. Just remember to undo
the "Clean Boot" changes after installing SP3.

Do not use the Windows Update web site, if at all possible download the
service pack installation file directly to your hard drive and install SP3
using this file.

JS
http://www.pagestart.com


"ebasson61" <ebasson61@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E12BBFFE-915F-48B6-96ED-7363176384C6@microsoft.com...
> Hi
>
> Trying to install SP3, but keep getting the error message that another
> program is using ntkrnlpa.exe. I've tried closing everything I can think
> of
> down, but to no avail. I cannot get past this message and so cannot
> install
> SP3 on XP.
>
> Any help or clues would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks
> Eddie.



Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HELP - can't boot after installing new CPU... NTKRNLPA.EXE STATUS Rgryn microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation setup 1 07-24-2007 23:42
BSOD - ntkrnlpa.exe =?Utf-8?B?S3lsZQ==?= microsoft.public.windows.vista hardware devices 0 02-17-2007 09:34




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:47.




Driver Scanner - Free Scan Now

Vistaheads.com is part of the Heads Network. See also XPHeads.com , Win7Heads.com and Win8Heads.com.


Design by Vjacheslav Trushkin for phpBBStyles.com.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120