SP2 64 bit version?

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Does ANYONE have any info or links for SP2 for Win XP made specifically for
AMD 64 CPUs?

Not a 64bit version!! but rather SP2 made for AMD 64's running on a 32bit
version of XP.

There is a major problem with AMD64's and the DEP feature in SP2 , and it
was said somewhere (I can't remember where)that MS was/would be working on a
special verson of SP2.

I have serched the MS site myself and come up empty , MS FAQ's/Help and
Support pointed me here.

Thanks
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    For the benefit of those reading this thread...

    There is no issue with SP2 and AMD64 processors.

    I'll say that again to be sure everyone understands it..

    There is no issue with sp2 and AMD64 processors.

    I have it running here just fine on all my AMD64 and DEP runs perfectly.

    The issue is with certain drivers that require mpegport.sys. It is related
    to a completely different issue that AMD64 chips.

    Somehow, this myth keeps getting resurrected, mostly by those who have no
    clue what they are talking about.

    Those of you reading this thread who own AMD64 procs should not hesitate
    putting SP2 on your machine. There is no problem with SP2 and AMD64. None
    at all.

    Bobby


    "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:2D9D470B-B5CF-412F-BD0F-DE16E7A85B7A@microsoft.com...
    > Does ANYONE have any info or links for SP2 for Win XP made specifically
    > for
    > AMD 64 CPUs?
    >
    > Not a 64bit version!! but rather SP2 made for AMD 64's running on a 32bit
    > version of XP.
    >
    > There is a major problem with AMD64's and the DEP feature in SP2 , and it
    > was said somewhere (I can't remember where)that MS was/would be working on
    > a
    > special verson of SP2.
    >
    > I have serched the MS site myself and come up empty , MS FAQ's/Help and
    > Support pointed me here.
    >
    > Thanks
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Welcome to the Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) Chat.
    You can get no charge Windows XP SP2 support here:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?pr=Wxpsp2chat

    The Help and Support Center does not run when the Data Execution
    Protection feature is turned on in Windows XP Service Pack 2
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;873158

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP - Shell/User

    Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.aspx

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    "Rob" wrote:

    | Does ANYONE have any info or links for SP2 for Win XP made specifically for
    | AMD 64 CPUs?
    |
    | Not a 64bit version!! but rather SP2 made for AMD 64's running on a 32bit
    | version of XP.
    |
    | There is a major problem with AMD64's and the DEP feature in SP2 , and it
    | was said somewhere (I can't remember where)that MS was/would be working on a
    | special verson of SP2.
    |
    | I have serched the MS site myself and come up empty , MS FAQ's/Help and
    | Support pointed me here.
    |
    | Thanks
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Thank you Carey!! , I had tried the "turn on DEP for all......." feature
    twice before BUT I never added the C:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\Binaries!!

    I'll Give this a try!

    Thank you again , and I've used the SP2 Help chat before , its a great option.

    Rob


    "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

    > Welcome to the Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) Chat.
    > You can get no charge Windows XP SP2 support here:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?pr=Wxpsp2chat
    >
    > The Help and Support Center does not run when the Data Execution
    > Protection feature is turned on in Windows XP Service Pack 2
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;873158
    >
    > --
    > Carey Frisch
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows XP - Shell/User
    >
    > Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
    > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.aspx
    >
    > -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > "Rob" wrote:
    >
    > | Does ANYONE have any info or links for SP2 for Win XP made specifically for
    > | AMD 64 CPUs?
    > |
    > | Not a 64bit version!! but rather SP2 made for AMD 64's running on a 32bit
    > | version of XP.
    > |
    > | There is a major problem with AMD64's and the DEP feature in SP2 , and it
    > | was said somewhere (I can't remember where)that MS was/would be working on a
    > | special verson of SP2.
    > |
    > | I have serched the MS site myself and come up empty , MS FAQ's/Help and
    > | Support pointed me here.
    > |
    > | Thanks
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Thanks for that post BadDog , I am having this problem that may have to do
    with this mpegport.sys , can you Please WITHOUT insulting me help me work
    around this?
    if you have any links or help topics handy please post.

    PS: I tried the "Turn off DEP for all programs and services except those I
    select" option (as suggested by Carey) but after a few reboots Explorer has
    to be added then Outlook express then Steam then HL Launcher and on and on it
    goes.

    I have tried:
    Reinstall of XP Pro with SP2 (on disk) installed right after all the newest
    drivers in the order recomended by MS and ASUS , installing 1 program at a
    time to find the problem....I've done this 3 times.

    Also I have tried , installing XP Pro SP1 , getting it all up and running
    (Which I mght add has NO PROBLEMS) and then updating to SP2 from win
    update......still a no go.

    PLEASE if you have any HELPFULL comments please advise.

    Thank you ,

    Rob

    Sheesh!! I have never seen a more bitter angry insulting bunch of people in
    one place in my life.........No wait.......maybe the Kerry Campaign after
    Bush won.

    ARGGG!!! ALL I WANT IS HELP!! LOL!!!

    "NoNoBadDog!" wrote:

    > For the benefit of those reading this thread...
    >
    > There is no issue with SP2 and AMD64 processors.
    >
    > I'll say that again to be sure everyone understands it..
    >
    > There is no issue with sp2 and AMD64 processors.
    >
    > I have it running here just fine on all my AMD64 and DEP runs perfectly.
    >
    > The issue is with certain drivers that require mpegport.sys. It is related
    > to a completely different issue that AMD64 chips.
    >
    > Somehow, this myth keeps getting resurrected, mostly by those who have no
    > clue what they are talking about.
    >
    > Those of you reading this thread who own AMD64 procs should not hesitate
    > putting SP2 on your machine. There is no problem with SP2 and AMD64. None
    > at all.
    >
    > Bobby
    >
    >
    > "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:2D9D470B-B5CF-412F-BD0F-DE16E7A85B7A@microsoft.com...
    > > Does ANYONE have any info or links for SP2 for Win XP made specifically
    > > for
    > > AMD 64 CPUs?
    > >
    > > Not a 64bit version!! but rather SP2 made for AMD 64's running on a 32bit
    > > version of XP.
    > >
    > > There is a major problem with AMD64's and the DEP feature in SP2 , and it
    > > was said somewhere (I can't remember where)that MS was/would be working on
    > > a
    > > special verson of SP2.
    > >
    > > I have serched the MS site myself and come up empty , MS FAQ's/Help and
    > > Support pointed me here.
    > >
    > > Thanks
    >
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Rob;

    Wasn't meant to be insulting. Sorry if it seemed that way to you. The
    point I was trying to make is that the issues you are having have absolutely
    nothing to do with your AMD64 processor. It has to do with your video card
    or other driver that requires mpegport.sys. There is no known workaround
    that I am aware of, although I am sure that others will post if one exists.
    I wanted to make sure that other people reading this thread did not begin to
    think that there is a conflict with SP2 and AMD64 processors. It's a nasty
    little rumor that just seems as if it refuses to die. I wanted it clearly
    understood that the "Major problem) did not exist.

    Here is the best information at hand to deal with this issue:

    Microsoft has released a knowledge based article that covers an issue with
    SP2 and the Athlon 64. Some users are complaining of constant reboots after
    they have installed SP2. The cause of this issue is the mpegport.sys file
    which tries to write to the memory protected by the NX bit.


    This issue occurs if all the following conditions are true:

    * You install the 32-bit version of Windows XP SP2 on a computer that
    has an AMD 64-bit processor.
    * You configure your computer to enforce data execution prevention
    (DEP). DEP is also known as no-execute protection.
    * You installed hardware that requires the Mpegport.sys driver.

    When you restart your computer after you install Windows XP SP2, the
    Mpegport.sys driver tries to write data to a memory location that is
    monitored by DEP. This behavior causes the computer to restart.
    RESOLUTION
    You may be able to resolve this issue if you configure a DEP exception. To
    do this, follow these steps:

    1. Click Start, click Run, type Sysdm.cpl, and then click OK.
    2. On the Advanced tab under Performance, click Settings.
    3. On the Data Execution Prevention tab, click Hardware and software DEP
    enabled for all programs except.
    4. Click Add, type the path of the Mpegport.sys file on your hard disk,
    and then click OK two times.

    The other solution is to remove SP2 entirely.


    As you can see, Microsoft is aware of the issue, and it is related to other
    hardware and not to the AMD64 processor.


    Bobby


    "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3D72F05C-948C-45C8-98ED-7E73AC9ABD10@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks for that post BadDog , I am having this problem that may have to do
    > with this mpegport.sys , can you Please WITHOUT insulting me help me work
    > around this?
    > if you have any links or help topics handy please post.
    >
    > PS: I tried the "Turn off DEP for all programs and services except those I
    > select" option (as suggested by Carey) but after a few reboots Explorer
    > has
    > to be added then Outlook express then Steam then HL Launcher and on and on
    > it
    > goes.
    >
    > I have tried:
    > Reinstall of XP Pro with SP2 (on disk) installed right after all the
    > newest
    > drivers in the order recomended by MS and ASUS , installing 1 program at a
    > time to find the problem....I've done this 3 times.
    >
    > Also I have tried , installing XP Pro SP1 , getting it all up and running
    > (Which I mght add has NO PROBLEMS) and then updating to SP2 from win
    > update......still a no go.
    >
    > PLEASE if you have any HELPFULL comments please advise.
    >
    > Thank you ,
    >
    > Rob
    >
    > Sheesh!! I have never seen a more bitter angry insulting bunch of people
    > in
    > one place in my life.........No wait.......maybe the Kerry Campaign after
    > Bush won.
    >
    > ARGGG!!! ALL I WANT IS HELP!! LOL!!!
    >
    > "NoNoBadDog!" wrote:
    >
    >> For the benefit of those reading this thread...
    >>
    >> There is no issue with SP2 and AMD64 processors.
    >>
    >> I'll say that again to be sure everyone understands it..
    >>
    >> There is no issue with sp2 and AMD64 processors.
    >>
    >> I have it running here just fine on all my AMD64 and DEP runs perfectly.
    >>
    >> The issue is with certain drivers that require mpegport.sys. It is
    >> related
    >> to a completely different issue that AMD64 chips.
    >>
    >> Somehow, this myth keeps getting resurrected, mostly by those who have no
    >> clue what they are talking about.
    >>
    >> Those of you reading this thread who own AMD64 procs should not hesitate
    >> putting SP2 on your machine. There is no problem with SP2 and AMD64.
    >> None
    >> at all.
    >>
    >> Bobby
    >>
    >>
    >> "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:2D9D470B-B5CF-412F-BD0F-DE16E7A85B7A@microsoft.com...
    >> > Does ANYONE have any info or links for SP2 for Win XP made specifically
    >> > for
    >> > AMD 64 CPUs?
    >> >
    >> > Not a 64bit version!! but rather SP2 made for AMD 64's running on a
    >> > 32bit
    >> > version of XP.
    >> >
    >> > There is a major problem with AMD64's and the DEP feature in SP2 , and
    >> > it
    >> > was said somewhere (I can't remember where)that MS was/would be working
    >> > on
    >> > a
    >> > special verson of SP2.
    >> >
    >> > I have serched the MS site myself and come up empty , MS FAQ's/Help and
    >> > Support pointed me here.
    >> >
    >> > Thanks
    >>
    >>
    >>
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Hi, "There is a major problem with AMD64's", news to me, where did you get
    that information from. I trawl around many AMD64 forums and haven't seen any
    evidence that SP2 has problems with AMD64 processors. Are you maybe getting
    confused with SP2 having problems with motherboard bios's?
    Chris C
    "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:2D9D470B-B5CF-412F-BD0F-DE16E7A85B7A@microsoft.com...
    > Does ANYONE have any info or links for SP2 for Win XP made specifically
    > for
    > AMD 64 CPUs?
    >
    > Not a 64bit version!! but rather SP2 made for AMD 64's running on a 32bit
    > version of XP.
    >
    > There is a major problem with AMD64's and the DEP feature in SP2 , and it
    > was said somewhere (I can't remember where)that MS was/would be working on
    > a
    > special verson of SP2.
    >
    > I have serched the MS site myself and come up empty , MS FAQ's/Help and
    > Support pointed me here.
    >
    > Thanks
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    http://forums.amd.com/index.php?s=6e771d101b6b8faac7da2a639f9b8c8b&showforum=7

    These are the offical AMD Prosesser Forums , in here under any heading with
    the words AMD 64's and XP SP2 in the title you will find the info I'm talking
    about including a response from AMD Tech Support admitting the problem with
    the suggestion NOT to install SP2 untill MS fixes it.

    The letter from AMD support as found on their Forums is as follows:

    Thank you for contacting AMD's Technical Service Center.

    As I stated, there is no difficulties from a hardware perspective. All
    of the conflicts arising are driver related (Mpegport.sys, etc). These
    drivers were written in such a way that they conflict with Microsoft's
    implementation of DEP. We also tested SP2 with our processors prior to
    its release and found no conflicts. Somewhere between the beta build
    we have of SP2 and final release, new issues have risen.

    These problems are associated with AMD because we are the only ones at
    the moment that have Enhanced Virus Protection. When Intel comes out
    with their next round, they will also have something like EVP
    (actually, exactly the same thing just with a different name). Windows
    XP SP2 will have the same problems with those processors as well.

    Unfortunately, we are paying the price for being an industry leader in
    this area. SP2 has more problems than just the DEP, yet this is what
    people are focusing on.

    As for your resolution, unfortunately, it will probably be best to hold
    off on SP2 until Microsoft resolves these issues.

    Hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please feel free to
    contact me.

    Regards,
    Jim
    CPU Specialist
    AMD TSC

    I also saw that you posted in these forums allready so you probably
    allready saw this and just choose not to believe it.
    But trust me , if you have/ever get this problem your gonna know it!!

    Rob

    "Chris Catt" wrote:

    > Hi, "There is a major problem with AMD64's", news to me, where did you get
    > that information from. I trawl around many AMD64 forums and haven't seen any
    > evidence that SP2 has problems with AMD64 processors. Are you maybe getting
    > confused with SP2 having problems with motherboard bios's?
    > Chris C
    > "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:2D9D470B-B5CF-412F-BD0F-DE16E7A85B7A@microsoft.com...
    > > Does ANYONE have any info or links for SP2 for Win XP made specifically
    > > for
    > > AMD 64 CPUs?
    > >
    > > Not a 64bit version!! but rather SP2 made for AMD 64's running on a 32bit
    > > version of XP.
    > >
    > > There is a major problem with AMD64's and the DEP feature in SP2 , and it
    > > was said somewhere (I can't remember where)that MS was/would be working on
    > > a
    > > special verson of SP2.
    > >
    > > I have serched the MS site myself and come up empty , MS FAQ's/Help and
    > > Support pointed me here.
    > >
    > > Thanks
    >
    >
    >
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    Hi, maybe AMD are aware of something I'm not but my system is working
    flawlessly, Asus A8V AMD64 3500 Winchester, SP2, dep turned on for all
    programs and services. If there was a 'major' issue then all of the
    newsgroups, forms and press would be full of it, which they aren't. Stating
    that it's a 'major', issue is, in my opinion overstating the case. I'm not
    in anyway indenting to insult or flame you but we should steer clear of
    using such emotive words....
    Chris C
    Chris C
    "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A72FFBFF-9754-46B1-A44E-9E90F8E2DC82@microsoft.com...
    > http://forums.amd.com/index.php?s=6e771d101b6b8faac7da2a639f9b8c8b&showforum=7
    >
    > These are the offical AMD Prosesser Forums , in here under any heading
    > with
    > the words AMD 64's and XP SP2 in the title you will find the info I'm
    > talking
    > about including a response from AMD Tech Support admitting the problem
    > with
    > the suggestion NOT to install SP2 untill MS fixes it.
    >
    > The letter from AMD support as found on their Forums is as follows:
    >
    > Thank you for contacting AMD's Technical Service Center.
    >
    > As I stated, there is no difficulties from a hardware perspective. All
    > of the conflicts arising are driver related (Mpegport.sys, etc). These
    > drivers were written in such a way that they conflict with Microsoft's
    > implementation of DEP. We also tested SP2 with our processors prior to
    > its release and found no conflicts. Somewhere between the beta build
    > we have of SP2 and final release, new issues have risen.
    >
    > These problems are associated with AMD because we are the only ones at
    > the moment that have Enhanced Virus Protection. When Intel comes out
    > with their next round, they will also have something like EVP
    > (actually, exactly the same thing just with a different name). Windows
    > XP SP2 will have the same problems with those processors as well.
    >
    > Unfortunately, we are paying the price for being an industry leader in
    > this area. SP2 has more problems than just the DEP, yet this is what
    > people are focusing on.
    >
    > As for your resolution, unfortunately, it will probably be best to hold
    > off on SP2 until Microsoft resolves these issues.
    >
    > Hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please feel free to
    > contact me.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Jim
    > CPU Specialist
    > AMD TSC
    >
    > I also saw that you posted in these forums allready so you probably
    > allready saw this and just choose not to believe it.
    > But trust me , if you have/ever get this problem your gonna know it!!
    >
    > Rob
    >
    > "Chris Catt" wrote:
    >
    >> Hi, "There is a major problem with AMD64's", news to me, where did you
    >> get
    >> that information from. I trawl around many AMD64 forums and haven't seen
    >> any
    >> evidence that SP2 has problems with AMD64 processors. Are you maybe
    >> getting
    >> confused with SP2 having problems with motherboard bios's?
    >> Chris C
    >> "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:2D9D470B-B5CF-412F-BD0F-DE16E7A85B7A@microsoft.com...
    >> > Does ANYONE have any info or links for SP2 for Win XP made specifically
    >> > for
    >> > AMD 64 CPUs?
    >> >
    >> > Not a 64bit version!! but rather SP2 made for AMD 64's running on a
    >> > 32bit
    >> > version of XP.
    >> >
    >> > There is a major problem with AMD64's and the DEP feature in SP2 , and
    >> > it
    >> > was said somewhere (I can't remember where)that MS was/would be working
    >> > on
    >> > a
    >> > special verson of SP2.
    >> >
    >> > I have serched the MS site myself and come up empty , MS FAQ's/Help and
    >> > Support pointed me here.
    >> >
    >> > Thanks
    >>
    >>
    >>
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    Hello again Chris ,

    Yes maybe you and BadDg are right , "Major issue" is probably overstating
    it a bit I guess when I saw all the folks at the AMD 64 support forums having
    the same issues I just assumed it to be that bad , I think I'm just gonna
    have to deal with not using SP2 on my 64 system.

    My 2800XP works fine though , NOT 1 probelm as a matter fact its more
    stable , with nearly all the same hardware (drivers and soforth) except for
    the onboard sound.

    But I can't even run SP2 on my 64 for a week without IE6 and OE giveing me
    errors and having to have DEP ignore them then alot of other programs follow
    , my guide plus+ (not a nessessary program I know , but I like it =) ) will
    not even start , and forget Norton IS and Zone Alarm.

    I'm going to give it 1 more try and this time I'm going to test it with
    every driver install untill I find the problem...and then i give up.

    PS: I have a K8V SE Dlx with a AMD63 3200 (1mb L2) and I love it!! I love
    ASUS boards =)

    Thanks Chris

    "Chris Catt" wrote:

    > Hi, maybe AMD are aware of something I'm not but my system is working
    > flawlessly, Asus A8V AMD64 3500 Winchester, SP2, dep turned on for all
    > programs and services. If there was a 'major' issue then all of the
    > newsgroups, forms and press would be full of it, which they aren't. Stating
    > that it's a 'major', issue is, in my opinion overstating the case. I'm not
    > in anyway indenting to insult or flame you but we should steer clear of
    > using such emotive words....
    > Chris C
    > Chris C
    > "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:A72FFBFF-9754-46B1-A44E-9E90F8E2DC82@microsoft.com...
    > > http://forums.amd.com/index.php?s=6e771d101b6b8faac7da2a639f9b8c8b&showforum=7
    > >
    > > These are the offical AMD Prosesser Forums , in here under any heading
    > > with
    > > the words AMD 64's and XP SP2 in the title you will find the info I'm
    > > talking
    > > about including a response from AMD Tech Support admitting the problem
    > > with
    > > the suggestion NOT to install SP2 untill MS fixes it.
    > >
    > > The letter from AMD support as found on their Forums is as follows:
    > >
    > > Thank you for contacting AMD's Technical Service Center.
    > >
    > > As I stated, there is no difficulties from a hardware perspective. All
    > > of the conflicts arising are driver related (Mpegport.sys, etc). These
    > > drivers were written in such a way that they conflict with Microsoft's
    > > implementation of DEP. We also tested SP2 with our processors prior to
    > > its release and found no conflicts. Somewhere between the beta build
    > > we have of SP2 and final release, new issues have risen.
    > >
    > > These problems are associated with AMD because we are the only ones at
    > > the moment that have Enhanced Virus Protection. When Intel comes out
    > > with their next round, they will also have something like EVP
    > > (actually, exactly the same thing just with a different name). Windows
    > > XP SP2 will have the same problems with those processors as well.
    > >
    > > Unfortunately, we are paying the price for being an industry leader in
    > > this area. SP2 has more problems than just the DEP, yet this is what
    > > people are focusing on.
    > >
    > > As for your resolution, unfortunately, it will probably be best to hold
    > > off on SP2 until Microsoft resolves these issues.
    > >
    > > Hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please feel free to
    > > contact me.
    > >
    > > Regards,
    > > Jim
    > > CPU Specialist
    > > AMD TSC
    > >
    > > I also saw that you posted in these forums allready so you probably
    > > allready saw this and just choose not to believe it.
    > > But trust me , if you have/ever get this problem your gonna know it!!
    > >
    > > Rob
    > >
    > > "Chris Catt" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Hi, "There is a major problem with AMD64's", news to me, where did you
    > >> get
    > >> that information from. I trawl around many AMD64 forums and haven't seen
    > >> any
    > >> evidence that SP2 has problems with AMD64 processors. Are you maybe
    > >> getting
    > >> confused with SP2 having problems with motherboard bios's?
    > >> Chris C
    > >> "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:2D9D470B-B5CF-412F-BD0F-DE16E7A85B7A@microsoft.com...
    > >> > Does ANYONE have any info or links for SP2 for Win XP made specifically
    > >> > for
    > >> > AMD 64 CPUs?
    > >> >
    > >> > Not a 64bit version!! but rather SP2 made for AMD 64's running on a
    > >> > 32bit
    > >> > version of XP.
    > >> >
    > >> > There is a major problem with AMD64's and the DEP feature in SP2 , and
    > >> > it
    > >> > was said somewhere (I can't remember where)that MS was/would be working
    > >> > on
    > >> > a
    > >> > special verson of SP2.
    > >> >
    > >> > I have serched the MS site myself and come up empty , MS FAQ's/Help and
    > >> > Support pointed me here.
    > >> >
    > >> > Thanks
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >
    >
  10. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Hi Rob, this might be a long shot but have you by any chance used ver 4.53
    of the Via 4 in 1's and installed via's own cpu to agp driver. It is
    recommended to use the MS one that comes with SP1, even via have recognised
    the problem and the latest 4 in 1's do not install the via driver. It was
    just what BadDg said about it linked to the video card that made me think
    it might be this....
    Chris C
    "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:E1041825-8A97-4CCA-A0D7-5C743FB2767F@microsoft.com...
    > Hello again Chris ,
    >
    > Yes maybe you and BadDg are right , "Major issue" is probably overstating
    > it a bit I guess when I saw all the folks at the AMD 64 support forums
    > having
    > the same issues I just assumed it to be that bad , I think I'm just gonna
    > have to deal with not using SP2 on my 64 system.
    >
    > My 2800XP works fine though , NOT 1 probelm as a matter fact its more
    > stable , with nearly all the same hardware (drivers and soforth) except
    > for
    > the onboard sound.
    >
    > But I can't even run SP2 on my 64 for a week without IE6 and OE giveing me
    > errors and having to have DEP ignore them then alot of other programs
    > follow
    > , my guide plus+ (not a nessessary program I know , but I like it =) )
    > will
    > not even start , and forget Norton IS and Zone Alarm.
    >
    > I'm going to give it 1 more try and this time I'm going to test it with
    > every driver install untill I find the problem...and then i give up.
    >
    > PS: I have a K8V SE Dlx with a AMD63 3200 (1mb L2) and I love it!! I love
    > ASUS boards =)
    >
    > Thanks Chris
    >
    > "Chris Catt" wrote:
    >
    >> Hi, maybe AMD are aware of something I'm not but my system is working
    >> flawlessly, Asus A8V AMD64 3500 Winchester, SP2, dep turned on for all
    >> programs and services. If there was a 'major' issue then all of the
    >> newsgroups, forms and press would be full of it, which they aren't.
    >> Stating
    >> that it's a 'major', issue is, in my opinion overstating the case. I'm
    >> not
    >> in anyway indenting to insult or flame you but we should steer clear of
    >> using such emotive words....
    >> Chris C
    >> Chris C
    >> "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:A72FFBFF-9754-46B1-A44E-9E90F8E2DC82@microsoft.com...
    >> > http://forums.amd.com/index.php?s=6e771d101b6b8faac7da2a639f9b8c8b&showforum=7
    >> >
    >> > These are the offical AMD Prosesser Forums , in here under any heading
    >> > with
    >> > the words AMD 64's and XP SP2 in the title you will find the info I'm
    >> > talking
    >> > about including a response from AMD Tech Support admitting the problem
    >> > with
    >> > the suggestion NOT to install SP2 untill MS fixes it.
    >> >
    >> > The letter from AMD support as found on their Forums is as follows:
    >> >
    >> > Thank you for contacting AMD's Technical Service Center.
    >> >
    >> > As I stated, there is no difficulties from a hardware perspective. All
    >> > of the conflicts arising are driver related (Mpegport.sys, etc). These
    >> > drivers were written in such a way that they conflict with Microsoft's
    >> > implementation of DEP. We also tested SP2 with our processors prior to
    >> > its release and found no conflicts. Somewhere between the beta build
    >> > we have of SP2 and final release, new issues have risen.
    >> >
    >> > These problems are associated with AMD because we are the only ones at
    >> > the moment that have Enhanced Virus Protection. When Intel comes out
    >> > with their next round, they will also have something like EVP
    >> > (actually, exactly the same thing just with a different name). Windows
    >> > XP SP2 will have the same problems with those processors as well.
    >> >
    >> > Unfortunately, we are paying the price for being an industry leader in
    >> > this area. SP2 has more problems than just the DEP, yet this is what
    >> > people are focusing on.
    >> >
    >> > As for your resolution, unfortunately, it will probably be best to hold
    >> > off on SP2 until Microsoft resolves these issues.
    >> >
    >> > Hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please feel free to
    >> > contact me.
    >> >
    >> > Regards,
    >> > Jim
    >> > CPU Specialist
    >> > AMD TSC
    >> >
    >> > I also saw that you posted in these forums allready so you probably
    >> > allready saw this and just choose not to believe it.
    >> > But trust me , if you have/ever get this problem your gonna know it!!
    >> >
    >> > Rob
    >> >
    >> > "Chris Catt" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Hi, "There is a major problem with AMD64's", news to me, where did you
    >> >> get
    >> >> that information from. I trawl around many AMD64 forums and haven't
    >> >> seen
    >> >> any
    >> >> evidence that SP2 has problems with AMD64 processors. Are you maybe
    >> >> getting
    >> >> confused with SP2 having problems with motherboard bios's?
    >> >> Chris C
    >> >> "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:2D9D470B-B5CF-412F-BD0F-DE16E7A85B7A@microsoft.com...
    >> >> > Does ANYONE have any info or links for SP2 for Win XP made
    >> >> > specifically
    >> >> > for
    >> >> > AMD 64 CPUs?
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Not a 64bit version!! but rather SP2 made for AMD 64's running on a
    >> >> > 32bit
    >> >> > version of XP.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > There is a major problem with AMD64's and the DEP feature in SP2 ,
    >> >> > and
    >> >> > it
    >> >> > was said somewhere (I can't remember where)that MS was/would be
    >> >> > working
    >> >> > on
    >> >> > a
    >> >> > special verson of SP2.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > I have serched the MS site myself and come up empty , MS FAQ's/Help
    >> >> > and
    >> >> > Support pointed me here.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Thanks
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
  11. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Actually your right I have used the 4.53 every time , I just d/l the 4.55
    the other day which is supposed to NOT install the AGP driver if you have SP2
    installed.....that Just may be the problem!!!

    I allways install my System like this:

    XP Pro/SP1

    SP2 (on disk)

    DX9C (installed with SP2)

    VIA 4 in 1's (4.53)

    other mobo Drivers , NIC , SATA.....

    Video

    Sound

    I get all updates

    EVERYTIHNG ELSE.

    I think I will try it without the VIA AGP driver this time and see what
    shakes!!!

    HEY!! I wonder if I can roll back my AGP driver to the SP1 and just upgrade
    to SP2 without doing a whole reformat??? I may try that first , if you don't
    here from me it didn't work and I can't reinstall XP till after Christmas
    (will be working this weekend Till!!) or I guess I could use my wifes
    PC......if she'll let me , hers works flawlessly with SP2 =(

    GREAT INFO!! man I hope this works.....allthough I really don't know why
    I'm trying to install SP 2 so badly.....its a sickness I think.

    Have a Fantastc Holliday!!! =)

    Rob

    "Chris Catt" wrote:

    > Hi Rob, this might be a long shot but have you by any chance used ver 4.53
    > of the Via 4 in 1's and installed via's own cpu to agp driver. It is
    > recommended to use the MS one that comes with SP1, even via have recognised
    > the problem and the latest 4 in 1's do not install the via driver. It was
    > just what BadDg said about it linked to the video card that made me think
    > it might be this....
    > Chris C
    > "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:E1041825-8A97-4CCA-A0D7-5C743FB2767F@microsoft.com...
    > > Hello again Chris ,
    > >
    > > Yes maybe you and BadDg are right , "Major issue" is probably overstating
    > > it a bit I guess when I saw all the folks at the AMD 64 support forums
    > > having
    > > the same issues I just assumed it to be that bad , I think I'm just gonna
    > > have to deal with not using SP2 on my 64 system.
    > >
    > > My 2800XP works fine though , NOT 1 probelm as a matter fact its more
    > > stable , with nearly all the same hardware (drivers and soforth) except
    > > for
    > > the onboard sound.
    > >
    > > But I can't even run SP2 on my 64 for a week without IE6 and OE giveing me
    > > errors and having to have DEP ignore them then alot of other programs
    > > follow
    > > , my guide plus+ (not a nessessary program I know , but I like it =) )
    > > will
    > > not even start , and forget Norton IS and Zone Alarm.
    > >
    > > I'm going to give it 1 more try and this time I'm going to test it with
    > > every driver install untill I find the problem...and then i give up.
    > >
    > > PS: I have a K8V SE Dlx with a AMD63 3200 (1mb L2) and I love it!! I love
    > > ASUS boards =)
    > >
    > > Thanks Chris
    > >
    > > "Chris Catt" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Hi, maybe AMD are aware of something I'm not but my system is working
    > >> flawlessly, Asus A8V AMD64 3500 Winchester, SP2, dep turned on for all
    > >> programs and services. If there was a 'major' issue then all of the
    > >> newsgroups, forms and press would be full of it, which they aren't.
    > >> Stating
    > >> that it's a 'major', issue is, in my opinion overstating the case. I'm
    > >> not
    > >> in anyway indenting to insult or flame you but we should steer clear of
    > >> using such emotive words....
    > >> Chris C
    > >> Chris C
    > >> "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:A72FFBFF-9754-46B1-A44E-9E90F8E2DC82@microsoft.com...
    > >> > http://forums.amd.com/index.php?s=6e771d101b6b8faac7da2a639f9b8c8b&showforum=7
    > >> >
    > >> > These are the offical AMD Prosesser Forums , in here under any heading
    > >> > with
    > >> > the words AMD 64's and XP SP2 in the title you will find the info I'm
    > >> > talking
    > >> > about including a response from AMD Tech Support admitting the problem
    > >> > with
    > >> > the suggestion NOT to install SP2 untill MS fixes it.
    > >> >
    > >> > The letter from AMD support as found on their Forums is as follows:
    > >> >
    > >> > Thank you for contacting AMD's Technical Service Center.
    > >> >
    > >> > As I stated, there is no difficulties from a hardware perspective. All
    > >> > of the conflicts arising are driver related (Mpegport.sys, etc). These
    > >> > drivers were written in such a way that they conflict with Microsoft's
    > >> > implementation of DEP. We also tested SP2 with our processors prior to
    > >> > its release and found no conflicts. Somewhere between the beta build
    > >> > we have of SP2 and final release, new issues have risen.
    > >> >
    > >> > These problems are associated with AMD because we are the only ones at
    > >> > the moment that have Enhanced Virus Protection. When Intel comes out
    > >> > with their next round, they will also have something like EVP
    > >> > (actually, exactly the same thing just with a different name). Windows
    > >> > XP SP2 will have the same problems with those processors as well.
    > >> >
    > >> > Unfortunately, we are paying the price for being an industry leader in
    > >> > this area. SP2 has more problems than just the DEP, yet this is what
    > >> > people are focusing on.
    > >> >
    > >> > As for your resolution, unfortunately, it will probably be best to hold
    > >> > off on SP2 until Microsoft resolves these issues.
    > >> >
    > >> > Hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please feel free to
    > >> > contact me.
    > >> >
    > >> > Regards,
    > >> > Jim
    > >> > CPU Specialist
    > >> > AMD TSC
    > >> >
    > >> > I also saw that you posted in these forums allready so you probably
    > >> > allready saw this and just choose not to believe it.
    > >> > But trust me , if you have/ever get this problem your gonna know it!!
    > >> >
    > >> > Rob
    > >> >
    > >> > "Chris Catt" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> Hi, "There is a major problem with AMD64's", news to me, where did you
    > >> >> get
    > >> >> that information from. I trawl around many AMD64 forums and haven't
    > >> >> seen
    > >> >> any
    > >> >> evidence that SP2 has problems with AMD64 processors. Are you maybe
    > >> >> getting
    > >> >> confused with SP2 having problems with motherboard bios's?
    > >> >> Chris C
    > >> >> "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:2D9D470B-B5CF-412F-BD0F-DE16E7A85B7A@microsoft.com...
    > >> >> > Does ANYONE have any info or links for SP2 for Win XP made
    > >> >> > specifically
    > >> >> > for
    > >> >> > AMD 64 CPUs?
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Not a 64bit version!! but rather SP2 made for AMD 64's running on a
    > >> >> > 32bit
    > >> >> > version of XP.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > There is a major problem with AMD64's and the DEP feature in SP2 ,
    > >> >> > and
    > >> >> > it
    > >> >> > was said somewhere (I can't remember where)that MS was/would be
    > >> >> > working
    > >> >> > on
    > >> >> > a
    > >> >> > special verson of SP2.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > I have serched the MS site myself and come up empty , MS FAQ's/Help
    > >> >> > and
    > >> >> > Support pointed me here.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Thanks
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >
    >
  12. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Hi, I think the way to do it is to d/load the 4.53's, start the setup and
    click on uninstall, that should remove the hyperions, make sure you backup
    your system first. Now re-install the 4.53 but use normal install and
    uncheck the cpu to agp, let the install take place then reboot and install
    the 4.55's. Hopefully this will keep SP2's MS driver....
    Chris C
    "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:39D3C4DD-178D-4093-B62A-05DCBD49E8C2@microsoft.com...
    > Actually your right I have used the 4.53 every time , I just d/l the 4.55
    > the other day which is supposed to NOT install the AGP driver if you have
    > SP2
    > installed.....that Just may be the problem!!!
    >
    > I allways install my System like this:
    >
    > XP Pro/SP1
    >
    > SP2 (on disk)
    >
    > DX9C (installed with SP2)
    >
    > VIA 4 in 1's (4.53)
    >
    > other mobo Drivers , NIC , SATA.....
    >
    > Video
    >
    > Sound
    >
    > I get all updates
    >
    > EVERYTIHNG ELSE.
    >
    > I think I will try it without the VIA AGP driver this time and see what
    > shakes!!!
    >
    > HEY!! I wonder if I can roll back my AGP driver to the SP1 and just
    > upgrade
    > to SP2 without doing a whole reformat??? I may try that first , if you
    > don't
    > here from me it didn't work and I can't reinstall XP till after Christmas
    > (will be working this weekend Till!!) or I guess I could use my wifes
    > PC......if she'll let me , hers works flawlessly with SP2 =(
    >
    > GREAT INFO!! man I hope this works.....allthough I really don't know why
    > I'm trying to install SP 2 so badly.....its a sickness I think.
    >
    > Have a Fantastc Holliday!!! =)
    >
    > Rob
    >
    > "Chris Catt" wrote:
    >
    >> Hi Rob, this might be a long shot but have you by any chance used ver
    >> 4.53
    >> of the Via 4 in 1's and installed via's own cpu to agp driver. It is
    >> recommended to use the MS one that comes with SP1, even via have
    >> recognised
    >> the problem and the latest 4 in 1's do not install the via driver. It was
    >> just what BadDg said about it linked to the video card that made me
    >> think
    >> it might be this....
    >> Chris C
    >> "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:E1041825-8A97-4CCA-A0D7-5C743FB2767F@microsoft.com...
    >> > Hello again Chris ,
    >> >
    >> > Yes maybe you and BadDg are right , "Major issue" is probably
    >> > overstating
    >> > it a bit I guess when I saw all the folks at the AMD 64 support forums
    >> > having
    >> > the same issues I just assumed it to be that bad , I think I'm just
    >> > gonna
    >> > have to deal with not using SP2 on my 64 system.
    >> >
    >> > My 2800XP works fine though , NOT 1 probelm as a matter fact its more
    >> > stable , with nearly all the same hardware (drivers and soforth) except
    >> > for
    >> > the onboard sound.
    >> >
    >> > But I can't even run SP2 on my 64 for a week without IE6 and OE giveing
    >> > me
    >> > errors and having to have DEP ignore them then alot of other programs
    >> > follow
    >> > , my guide plus+ (not a nessessary program I know , but I like it =) )
    >> > will
    >> > not even start , and forget Norton IS and Zone Alarm.
    >> >
    >> > I'm going to give it 1 more try and this time I'm going to test it with
    >> > every driver install untill I find the problem...and then i give up.
    >> >
    >> > PS: I have a K8V SE Dlx with a AMD63 3200 (1mb L2) and I love it!! I
    >> > love
    >> > ASUS boards =)
    >> >
    >> > Thanks Chris
    >> >
    >> > "Chris Catt" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Hi, maybe AMD are aware of something I'm not but my system is working
    >> >> flawlessly, Asus A8V AMD64 3500 Winchester, SP2, dep turned on for all
    >> >> programs and services. If there was a 'major' issue then all of the
    >> >> newsgroups, forms and press would be full of it, which they aren't.
    >> >> Stating
    >> >> that it's a 'major', issue is, in my opinion overstating the case. I'm
    >> >> not
    >> >> in anyway indenting to insult or flame you but we should steer clear
    >> >> of
    >> >> using such emotive words....
    >> >> Chris C
    >> >> Chris C
    >> >> "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:A72FFBFF-9754-46B1-A44E-9E90F8E2DC82@microsoft.com...
    >> >> > http://forums.amd.com/index.php?s=6e771d101b6b8faac7da2a639f9b8c8b&showforum=7
    >> >> >
    >> >> > These are the offical AMD Prosesser Forums , in here under any
    >> >> > heading
    >> >> > with
    >> >> > the words AMD 64's and XP SP2 in the title you will find the info
    >> >> > I'm
    >> >> > talking
    >> >> > about including a response from AMD Tech Support admitting the
    >> >> > problem
    >> >> > with
    >> >> > the suggestion NOT to install SP2 untill MS fixes it.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > The letter from AMD support as found on their Forums is as follows:
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Thank you for contacting AMD's Technical Service Center.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > As I stated, there is no difficulties from a hardware perspective.
    >> >> > All
    >> >> > of the conflicts arising are driver related (Mpegport.sys, etc).
    >> >> > These
    >> >> > drivers were written in such a way that they conflict with
    >> >> > Microsoft's
    >> >> > implementation of DEP. We also tested SP2 with our processors prior
    >> >> > to
    >> >> > its release and found no conflicts. Somewhere between the beta build
    >> >> > we have of SP2 and final release, new issues have risen.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > These problems are associated with AMD because we are the only ones
    >> >> > at
    >> >> > the moment that have Enhanced Virus Protection. When Intel comes out
    >> >> > with their next round, they will also have something like EVP
    >> >> > (actually, exactly the same thing just with a different name).
    >> >> > Windows
    >> >> > XP SP2 will have the same problems with those processors as well.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Unfortunately, we are paying the price for being an industry leader
    >> >> > in
    >> >> > this area. SP2 has more problems than just the DEP, yet this is what
    >> >> > people are focusing on.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > As for your resolution, unfortunately, it will probably be best to
    >> >> > hold
    >> >> > off on SP2 until Microsoft resolves these issues.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please feel free
    >> >> > to
    >> >> > contact me.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Regards,
    >> >> > Jim
    >> >> > CPU Specialist
    >> >> > AMD TSC
    >> >> >
    >> >> > I also saw that you posted in these forums allready so you probably
    >> >> > allready saw this and just choose not to believe it.
    >> >> > But trust me , if you have/ever get this problem your gonna know
    >> >> > it!!
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Rob
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "Chris Catt" wrote:
    >> >> >
    >> >> >> Hi, "There is a major problem with AMD64's", news to me, where did
    >> >> >> you
    >> >> >> get
    >> >> >> that information from. I trawl around many AMD64 forums and haven't
    >> >> >> seen
    >> >> >> any
    >> >> >> evidence that SP2 has problems with AMD64 processors. Are you maybe
    >> >> >> getting
    >> >> >> confused with SP2 having problems with motherboard bios's?
    >> >> >> Chris C
    >> >> >> "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> news:2D9D470B-B5CF-412F-BD0F-DE16E7A85B7A@microsoft.com...
    >> >> >> > Does ANYONE have any info or links for SP2 for Win XP made
    >> >> >> > specifically
    >> >> >> > for
    >> >> >> > AMD 64 CPUs?
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > Not a 64bit version!! but rather SP2 made for AMD 64's running on
    >> >> >> > a
    >> >> >> > 32bit
    >> >> >> > version of XP.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > There is a major problem with AMD64's and the DEP feature in SP2
    >> >> >> > ,
    >> >> >> > and
    >> >> >> > it
    >> >> >> > was said somewhere (I can't remember where)that MS was/would be
    >> >> >> > working
    >> >> >> > on
    >> >> >> > a
    >> >> >> > special verson of SP2.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > I have serched the MS site myself and come up empty , MS
    >> >> >> > FAQ's/Help
    >> >> >> > and
    >> >> >> > Support pointed me here.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > Thanks
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
  13. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Hi, sorry looked through my post and saw that I put the SP1 cpu to agp
    version, that should read SP2's version, apologies....
    Chris C
    "Chris" <anon@school.com> wrote in message
    news:cp6j5p$6ci$1@newsfeed.th.ifl.net...
    > Hi, I think the way to do it is to d/load the 4.53's, start the setup and
    > click on uninstall, that should remove the hyperions, make sure you backup
    > your system first. Now re-install the 4.53 but use normal install and
    > uncheck the cpu to agp, let the install take place then reboot and install
    > the 4.55's. Hopefully this will keep SP2's MS driver....
    > Chris C
    > "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:39D3C4DD-178D-4093-B62A-05DCBD49E8C2@microsoft.com...
    >> Actually your right I have used the 4.53 every time , I just d/l the 4.55
    >> the other day which is supposed to NOT install the AGP driver if you have
    >> SP2
    >> installed.....that Just may be the problem!!!
    >>
    >> I allways install my System like this:
    >>
    >> XP Pro/SP1
    >>
    >> SP2 (on disk)
    >>
    >> DX9C (installed with SP2)
    >>
    >> VIA 4 in 1's (4.53)
    >>
    >> other mobo Drivers , NIC , SATA.....
    >>
    >> Video
    >>
    >> Sound
    >>
    >> I get all updates
    >>
    >> EVERYTIHNG ELSE.
    >>
    >> I think I will try it without the VIA AGP driver this time and see what
    >> shakes!!!
    >>
    >> HEY!! I wonder if I can roll back my AGP driver to the SP1 and just
    >> upgrade
    >> to SP2 without doing a whole reformat??? I may try that first , if you
    >> don't
    >> here from me it didn't work and I can't reinstall XP till after Christmas
    >> (will be working this weekend Till!!) or I guess I could use my wifes
    >> PC......if she'll let me , hers works flawlessly with SP2 =(
    >>
    >> GREAT INFO!! man I hope this works.....allthough I really don't know why
    >> I'm trying to install SP 2 so badly.....its a sickness I think.
    >>
    >> Have a Fantastc Holliday!!! =)
    >>
    >> Rob
    >>
    >> "Chris Catt" wrote:
    >>
    >>> Hi Rob, this might be a long shot but have you by any chance used ver
    >>> 4.53
    >>> of the Via 4 in 1's and installed via's own cpu to agp driver. It is
    >>> recommended to use the MS one that comes with SP1, even via have
    >>> recognised
    >>> the problem and the latest 4 in 1's do not install the via driver. It
    >>> was
    >>> just what BadDg said about it linked to the video card that made me
    >>> think
    >>> it might be this....
    >>> Chris C
    >>> "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:E1041825-8A97-4CCA-A0D7-5C743FB2767F@microsoft.com...
    >>> > Hello again Chris ,
    >>> >
    >>> > Yes maybe you and BadDg are right , "Major issue" is probably
    >>> > overstating
    >>> > it a bit I guess when I saw all the folks at the AMD 64 support forums
    >>> > having
    >>> > the same issues I just assumed it to be that bad , I think I'm just
    >>> > gonna
    >>> > have to deal with not using SP2 on my 64 system.
    >>> >
    >>> > My 2800XP works fine though , NOT 1 probelm as a matter fact its more
    >>> > stable , with nearly all the same hardware (drivers and soforth)
    >>> > except
    >>> > for
    >>> > the onboard sound.
    >>> >
    >>> > But I can't even run SP2 on my 64 for a week without IE6 and OE
    >>> > giveing me
    >>> > errors and having to have DEP ignore them then alot of other programs
    >>> > follow
    >>> > , my guide plus+ (not a nessessary program I know , but I like it =) )
    >>> > will
    >>> > not even start , and forget Norton IS and Zone Alarm.
    >>> >
    >>> > I'm going to give it 1 more try and this time I'm going to test it
    >>> > with
    >>> > every driver install untill I find the problem...and then i give up.
    >>> >
    >>> > PS: I have a K8V SE Dlx with a AMD63 3200 (1mb L2) and I love it!! I
    >>> > love
    >>> > ASUS boards =)
    >>> >
    >>> > Thanks Chris
    >>> >
    >>> > "Chris Catt" wrote:
    >>> >
    >>> >> Hi, maybe AMD are aware of something I'm not but my system is working
    >>> >> flawlessly, Asus A8V AMD64 3500 Winchester, SP2, dep turned on for
    >>> >> all
    >>> >> programs and services. If there was a 'major' issue then all of the
    >>> >> newsgroups, forms and press would be full of it, which they aren't.
    >>> >> Stating
    >>> >> that it's a 'major', issue is, in my opinion overstating the case.
    >>> >> I'm
    >>> >> not
    >>> >> in anyway indenting to insult or flame you but we should steer clear
    >>> >> of
    >>> >> using such emotive words....
    >>> >> Chris C
    >>> >> Chris C
    >>> >> "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>> >> news:A72FFBFF-9754-46B1-A44E-9E90F8E2DC82@microsoft.com...
    >>> >> > http://forums.amd.com/index.php?s=6e771d101b6b8faac7da2a639f9b8c8b&showforum=7
    >>> >> >
    >>> >> > These are the offical AMD Prosesser Forums , in here under any
    >>> >> > heading
    >>> >> > with
    >>> >> > the words AMD 64's and XP SP2 in the title you will find the info
    >>> >> > I'm
    >>> >> > talking
    >>> >> > about including a response from AMD Tech Support admitting the
    >>> >> > problem
    >>> >> > with
    >>> >> > the suggestion NOT to install SP2 untill MS fixes it.
    >>> >> >
    >>> >> > The letter from AMD support as found on their Forums is as follows:
    >>> >> >
    >>> >> > Thank you for contacting AMD's Technical Service Center.
    >>> >> >
    >>> >> > As I stated, there is no difficulties from a hardware perspective.
    >>> >> > All
    >>> >> > of the conflicts arising are driver related (Mpegport.sys, etc).
    >>> >> > These
    >>> >> > drivers were written in such a way that they conflict with
    >>> >> > Microsoft's
    >>> >> > implementation of DEP. We also tested SP2 with our processors prior
    >>> >> > to
    >>> >> > its release and found no conflicts. Somewhere between the beta
    >>> >> > build
    >>> >> > we have of SP2 and final release, new issues have risen.
    >>> >> >
    >>> >> > These problems are associated with AMD because we are the only ones
    >>> >> > at
    >>> >> > the moment that have Enhanced Virus Protection. When Intel comes
    >>> >> > out
    >>> >> > with their next round, they will also have something like EVP
    >>> >> > (actually, exactly the same thing just with a different name).
    >>> >> > Windows
    >>> >> > XP SP2 will have the same problems with those processors as well.
    >>> >> >
    >>> >> > Unfortunately, we are paying the price for being an industry leader
    >>> >> > in
    >>> >> > this area. SP2 has more problems than just the DEP, yet this is
    >>> >> > what
    >>> >> > people are focusing on.
    >>> >> >
    >>> >> > As for your resolution, unfortunately, it will probably be best to
    >>> >> > hold
    >>> >> > off on SP2 until Microsoft resolves these issues.
    >>> >> >
    >>> >> > Hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please feel free
    >>> >> > to
    >>> >> > contact me.
    >>> >> >
    >>> >> > Regards,
    >>> >> > Jim
    >>> >> > CPU Specialist
    >>> >> > AMD TSC
    >>> >> >
    >>> >> > I also saw that you posted in these forums allready so you probably
    >>> >> > allready saw this and just choose not to believe it.
    >>> >> > But trust me , if you have/ever get this problem your gonna know
    >>> >> > it!!
    >>> >> >
    >>> >> > Rob
    >>> >> >
    >>> >> > "Chris Catt" wrote:
    >>> >> >
    >>> >> >> Hi, "There is a major problem with AMD64's", news to me, where did
    >>> >> >> you
    >>> >> >> get
    >>> >> >> that information from. I trawl around many AMD64 forums and
    >>> >> >> haven't
    >>> >> >> seen
    >>> >> >> any
    >>> >> >> evidence that SP2 has problems with AMD64 processors. Are you
    >>> >> >> maybe
    >>> >> >> getting
    >>> >> >> confused with SP2 having problems with motherboard bios's?
    >>> >> >> Chris C
    >>> >> >> "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>> >> >> news:2D9D470B-B5CF-412F-BD0F-DE16E7A85B7A@microsoft.com...
    >>> >> >> > Does ANYONE have any info or links for SP2 for Win XP made
    >>> >> >> > specifically
    >>> >> >> > for
    >>> >> >> > AMD 64 CPUs?
    >>> >> >> >
    >>> >> >> > Not a 64bit version!! but rather SP2 made for AMD 64's running
    >>> >> >> > on a
    >>> >> >> > 32bit
    >>> >> >> > version of XP.
    >>> >> >> >
    >>> >> >> > There is a major problem with AMD64's and the DEP feature in SP2
    >>> >> >> > ,
    >>> >> >> > and
    >>> >> >> > it
    >>> >> >> > was said somewhere (I can't remember where)that MS was/would be
    >>> >> >> > working
    >>> >> >> > on
    >>> >> >> > a
    >>> >> >> > special verson of SP2.
    >>> >> >> >
    >>> >> >> > I have serched the MS site myself and come up empty , MS
    >>> >> >> > FAQ's/Help
    >>> >> >> > and
    >>> >> >> > Support pointed me here.
    >>> >> >> >
    >>> >> >> > Thanks
    >>> >> >>
    >>> >> >>
    >>> >> >>
    >>> >>
    >>> >>
    >>> >>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >
    >
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