Closed CPU uprade + xp SP2 causes reboot loop Tags: Reboot Loop CPUs Windows XP Last response: January 27, 2012 8:02 PM in Windows XP Share Bud April 24, 2010 2:54:43 PM I replaced an old AMD CPU & M/B with a new 64-AMD & M/B combo, (Hardware is working fine). It was a drastic change for the OS to handle, and it caused a reboot loop, so I reloaded Win XP. No hassles really, all was well and the hardware & software were playing very nice, until…I installed SP2. Then it started into an endless reboot loop, again. Does anyone know a fix or work around for this. I would like to get to SP3, but first I need SP2. I’ve rolled the OS back to pre-SP2 install many times and tried some stuff, but no matter how I carve this turkey, it still ends up in a reboot loop when I get to an SP2 or SP3 installation. I ran into this a few years ago, and as I recall….my solution was to get a new HD and load Win XP clean. …But I’d really rather not reload all the software in this rig if I can help it.. So, do any of the gurus at Tom’s have a SP2 reboot-loop solution? Thanks, Bud More about : cpu uprade sp2 reboot loop Best solution Matan Eldan April 24, 2010 3:40:37 PM You have to perform full format in order to prevent these problems. Share graywolf April 25, 2010 2:38:55 AM After you do, save yourself some trouble. Sp3 includes SP2. Score 0 Related resources wanarp.sys causes XP SP2 reboot - Forum XP reboot loop after SP2 update is installed - Forum Post XP SP2 install reboot loop - Forum Looping reboot on XP SP2 - multiple motherboards and multi.. - Forum Mobo + cpu + XP sp2 = reboot - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Mousemonkey a b à CPUs January 27, 2012 8:02:28 PM Best answer selected by mousemonkey. Score 0 Mousemonkey a b à CPUs January 27, 2012 8:02:30 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedXp reboot loop Forum Installation of SP2 Causes Re-Boot Failure Forum SP-2 problem: setup fails - reboot loop Forum Maximus VI Hero BIOS update fail, reboot loop with CPU error LED and smoked PSU fan Forum Stuck in a reboot-loop after installing a Cooler Master Hyper 212 evo CPU cooler! Forum Gigabyte UD3H reboot loop bugged board is causing me to be unable to update BIOS Forum Xp stuck in a reboot loop Forum H67 Integrated video driver causing reboot loop Forum Windows xp reboot loop (new build) Forum Autorun causes Win XP SP2 to hang Forum XP install reboot loop? Forum XP SP2 causes standby malfunction from keyboard driver Forum ati2dvag + XP service pack 2 (sp2) infinite loop Mobility .. Forum XP reboot loop Forum OC'ing CPU causes comp to reboot and reset to defaults. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !