PC can't Start after installing XP SP3

  mcheathen 01:10 30 Jun 10

My friend's PC just goesthrough the booting up process after she installed SP3. I had to go into safe mode and use the recovery to get it started again. Yet SP3 keeps getting downloaded by Automatic Updates and promted to install.

The PC is a HP Pavilion with a AMD 64 984MHz processor and 448MB RAM. XP is version 5.1 Home Edition.

  birdface 08:58 30 Jun 10

If no success maybe run Windows Update manually and when the SP3 Update comes up click on to it and a box should open underneath.Just tick do not show this update again.And the SP3 update should not show again .It can always be reversed at any time if you want.
It is not the proper solution but may help until you know how to download it safely.

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