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taffy078

Does anyone remember the SP2 (or was it SP3) fiasco?

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I'm relieved that the .NET update problems have been resolved ([url="http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?/topic/32418-major-microsoft-update-failure/"]http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?/topic/32418-major-microsoft-update-failure/[/url]).

But it reminds me of a major Update problem many, many months ago. It was either the XP SP2 download or SP3.

Affected users found they had the dreaded blue screen, sometimes black, with a completely useless PC. I remember coming/posting here for help - I thought that I'd had a major virus attack. But it turned out that the cause was that the update program had been written for those with Pentium chips, that anyone with AMD Athlon had the above problems.

Can anyone remember this incident and when it happened? Has anyone any links to this forum or others showing what happened at the time, please?

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Hi taffy078,

It was SP3 installation, but almost only on HP computers with AMD processors:
[url="http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Windows-XP-SP3,5334.html"]http://www.tomshardw...P-SP3,5334.html[/url]
[url="http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&tmp_geoLoc=true&softwareitem=pv-60484-2"]http://h10025.www1.h...item=pv-60484-2[/url]

I found those two links when I googled for: xp sp3 hp amd
Try that if you want to find more pages.

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