BSOD with SP3 update to XP on Dell Inspiron 9400 (0X0000008 error)

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by IanH, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. IanH

    IanH Guest

    Automatic updates downloads the SP3 update to XP which goes nearly to end
    (Registry update) but then stops with Blue Screen of Death
    *** STOP : 0X0000008E (0XC0000005, 0X004E00L9, 0XAE87FBD0, 0X00000000)

    After the machine is restarted the restore point takes over the the SP3 roll
    back takes the machine back to its original state. Windows update (automatic
    setting)then says that SP3 is available and cycle restarts. Windows updates
    turned off as a result.

    All other updates have been applied successfully and there is no obvious
    match in KB files

    Suggestions please.

    IanH, Oct 12, 2008
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  2. IanH

    Engel Guest

    Hello Ian,
    Please read: Troubleshooting the Download Process

    Try running chkdsk to check the Hard Drive for inconsistencies.
    Then run a defrag:

    Check your hard disk for errors

    Improve performance by defragmenting your hard disk


    WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation

    Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3

    A place to get FREE support for SP3 installation issues from Microsoft...

    Good luck

    Let us know what hªppens.

    Engel, Oct 12, 2008
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  3. IanH

    Theo Vonk Guest

    Ian, this problem was driving me crazy for the last 3 days. I updated on the weekend and everytime I plug anything to any USB I BSOD. After trying to update drivers and removing drivers I finally removed Windows SP3 from the Add/Remove program list. Finally everything works the way it should now. I hope that sometime in the future that XP and Dell would get together to fix the issue in SP3.

    Theo Vonk, Oct 28, 2008
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP], Oct 29, 2008
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