Microsoft blocks XP SP3 for HP’s with AMD processors
Earlier this month when Microsoft released SP3 for Windows XP, users with an HP computer that had an AMD processor found a tiny problem when their computer would enter an endless reboot cycle.
The problem seems to have stemmed from some Intel drivers having been installed on the systems as part of the factory load. HP has been working on a fix for this and has work around info posted here, but Microsoft has offered up its own work around: block SP3 for HP users with an AMD chip.
Hopefully a better solution will be available soon from either HP or Microsoft. I guess HP didn’t do any testing with SP3 on their machines before it was released? Oops.