Updating sp2 to sp3
It booted fine except for errors stating that it required SP2 or higher to run certain apps. After installation it rebooted to flash a BSOD for a split second and reboot. Microsoft has a utility to test for 'application' compatibility problems; Application Compatibility Testing and Mitigation Guide for Windows XP Service Pack 2.3] There may also be some hardware compatibility problems, but that is difficult to test beforehand, so the best method to update is to disconnect all peripherals and USB devices from the system before attempting the update. We then tried to install SP2 and the same thing happened as it did with SP3. It booted fine except for errors stating that it required SP2 or higher to run certain apps. After installation it rebooted to flash a BSOD for a split second and reboot. The system must be squeaky clean, no viruses, spyware or any other malware.2] Compatibility problems.
The worst part of this is that it had SP3 on it just before a weird issue with the BOOT.
You'll get a firewall and more then we can proceed with all the other drivers. As a rule I only reply to owners of the machines and not technicians that are hoping to get free tech support.
Bob I was thinking to get it back ready for SP2 that I would go in and just install individual patches prior to the SP2 release and then install SP2. Install the SP3 full download package and re-test for proper operation.
The following sections explain your options and the required manual update steps.
If you used the Web Logic Portal SP4 upgrade installer to update your existing SP2 or SP3 install, then you do not need to make any changes to your SP2 or SP3 domain.