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CPU uprade + xp SP2 causes reboot loop

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?

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  1. Best answer
    You have to perform full format in order to prevent these problems.
  2. After you do, save yourself some trouble. Sp3 includes SP2.
  3. Best answer selected by mousemonkey.
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