Advertisement

There's no such thing as a stupid question, but they're the easiest to answer.
Login
Search

Advertisement

Windows XP Windows XP
Search Search
Search for:
Tech Support Guy > > >

Cant install SP3 for XP Home


(!)

Casper0o0o's Avatar
Casper0o0o Casper0o0o is offline
Junior Member with 2 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: May 2009
Experience: Intermediate
30-May-2009, 07:55 PM #1
Cant install SP3 for XP Home
Hi,

I can not install service pack 3 for XP.

The process goes through Starting installation
Inspecting current configuration
creating third party driver list
performing inventory
checking product key
running precesses before install
backing up files
creating restore point
installing files
updating registry keys
finishing installation
running precesses after install

Then after about a minute, i get "service pack 3 setup error. An error in updating your system has occured. Select OK to undo the changes that have been made.

Then it takes a while to return back to the earlier state. There is no other error message or reference number.

Can you help?
Phantom010's Avatar
Phantom010 has a Photo Album
Computer Specs
Trusted Advisor with 32,318 posts.
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Cyberspace
Experience: Advanced
30-May-2009, 09:07 PM #2
vistashen's Avatar
vistashen vistashen is offline
Account Disabled with 457 posts.
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Chennai-India
Experience: Advanced
01-Jun-2009, 04:05 PM #3
Try installing sp3 from safe mode with administrator account.
Casper0o0o's Avatar
Casper0o0o Casper0o0o is offline
Junior Member with 2 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: May 2009
Experience: Intermediate
12-Jun-2009, 06:33 PM #4
Hi guys, thanks for that but i still cant install it. Any thoughts on if i remove all previous service packs and do a windows update and try to install the whole lot again. Not sure if its possible to uninstall previous updates though
As Seen On

BBC, Reader's Digest, PC Magazine, Today Show, Money Magazine
WELCOME TO TECH SUPPORT GUY!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.


Tags
sp3 install fail

(clock)
THIS THREAD HAS EXPIRED.
Are you having the same problem? We have volunteers ready to answer your question, but first you'll have to join for free. Need help getting started? Check out our Welcome Guide.

Search Tech Support Guy

Find the solution to your
computer problem!




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


WELCOME
You Are Using: Server ID
Trusted Website Back to the Top ↑