Windows xp service pack 3

Hello,
I've just updated to service pack 3 on Windows XP and now both skype and google chrome will not start. I click on them and computer briefly shows the loading symbol before stopping and neither programm will load.
I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling but no luck. Can anyone help?
Cheers
Eddie
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  1. XP SP3 has caused me numerous problems. First, tell me how you upgraded to SP3. Did you download it and burn it to a disk? Let me know where, or what link that was that you downloaded it from.
    Next, I would check the Windows System Logs to see if there were any critical errors, during SP3 installation.
    Also, were you hooked up to the internet, during installation?
  2. I must have been lucky to have installed SP3 on over 500 systems with never a problem, even when it was in Beta. Are any other programmes - or to be precise .exe files - working properly?
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