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By ESHAP ·
I HAD DOWNLOADED WIN XP SP3 BUT HAD NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS. I DELETED AND REDOWNLOADED WIN XP SP2 AND NOW MY COMPUTER IS WORKING NORMALLY ONCE AGAIN. ANYONE ELSE HAVE THESE PROBLEMS, AND IF SO, WHAT IS IT.

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Not sure what problems that you've had

by OH Smeg In reply to WINXP SP 3

The only real problem is related to some HP AMD Computers which have a Slipstreamed Recovery Disc made on a Intel CPU Computer. Apparently M$ is claiming that a Intel Driver somehow gets activated causing a Timing Issue with the AMD CPU's after you try to install SP3 for XP. But I have seen one model of Acer NB with a Intel CPU that suffers the same problem so it appears not to be correct what M$ is saying.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949377

If you follow the directions outlined in Method 3 it cures this problem on both AMD and Intel CPU's. Well at least it did for me on the one affected Intel Unit that I've had.

Method 3: Reset the registry and the file permissions
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/) How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

Important This method is intended for advanced computer users. If you are not comfortable with advanced workarounds, you might want to ask someone for help, or you might want to contact Microsoft Customer Support Services. To contact Microsoft Customer Support Services, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/ (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/)
1. Download and then install the Subinacl.exe file. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e8ba3e56-d8fe-4a91-93cf-ed6985e3927b&displaylang=en (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e8ba3e56-d8fe-4a91-93cf-ed6985e3927b&displaylang=en)
2. Start Notepad.
3. Copy and then paste the following text into Notepad.
cd /d "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Resource Kits\Tools"
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subdirectories %windir%\*.* /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb /verbose

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4. Save this Notepad file as Reset.cmd.
5. Double-click the Reset.cmd file to run the script.

Note This script file may take a long time to run. Additionally, you have to run this script as an administrator.

6. Install Windows XP SP3.



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