Windows XP Service Pack 3 Install Problems

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by RebelX, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. RebelX

    RebelX GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    United States
    Irmo, South Carolina
    Alright, so after putting off installing Service Pack 3 for a long while (maybe a month or so), I finally decided to install it. What a mistake that was. The install was going fine, until about 3 minutes into the installation I get a freakin' BARRAGE of "Application Error" messages. Stuff like, "something.exe is messed up so you have to close it," or something like that. Many of them, I had realized, were processes. I had to hit "OK" for about a million messages, and when I had the chance I canceled the installation. My computer sat there for about 30 minutes so I decided to just unplug the damn thing and restart it. I booted it up, and thanks to the Lord I had made a restore point about a couple hours before I installed that CRAP Microsoft calls an update. Now, to my question:

    How the hell do I update to Service Pack 3 without fucking up my hard drive?

    Thanks for any help...