Originally Posted by dylbertm92
...But this is where I run into trouble, while I'm trying to install the sp3 update it crashes, and will not re-boot...
Does your system freeze, or does it display an error message?
If you haven't done so already, check your hard disk drive for errors using chkdsk
, then try installing SP3 again.
When installing Service Pack 3, have you ensured that you've closed all unnecessary programs, and disabled anti-virus software?
Have you tried installing previous service packs in order, before installing SP3 (if applicable)?
If all of the above fail, try installing Service Pack 3 in safe mode
instead. This has worked for me on many occasions when SP3 fails to install in normal mode. The following article will help you through this process: http://blogs.pcworld.com/tipsandtwea...es/006934.html