I'm trying to get an XP Pro with Intel P4 3.2, Intel 875PBZ mobo, 2G RAM back in service. I'm trying to run Windows Update, every time I install Service Pack 3 from the Windows Update website, the computer will not reboot, a black screen comes up.
It's a legit OEM Windows OS, it runs fine until SP3 comes into play.
Thank goodness for disc cloning software.
Any ideas(besides not installing SP3)?
No blue screens, no looping, just a black screen on reboot after SP3 install.
There are so many problems this service pack causes, I don't know where to start. Since I have an Intel CPU, I can rule out the AMD specific issues I guess.
I've downloaded the service pack and will try to install it in Safe Mode, disconnected from the internet and with NOD32 AV disabled. If it doesn't work, screw it, no more updates for the trusty XP rig.