This is a discussion on Re: [News] [Rival] Windows XP Service Pack III Renders Machines Dead - Linux ; Lying Asshole Roy Schestowitz wrote: > > XP SP3 crashes AMD machines > > ,----[ Quote ] > | One user reported, "I just installed Windows XP SP3 and after completing the > | processes and when the system reboots, ...
Lying Asshole Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> XP SP3 crashes AMD machines
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | One user reported, "I just installed Windows XP SP3 and after
> | processes and when the system reboots, the system cannot proceed to
> | Windows. It just displays the flash screen of Windows then after it
> | again."
> | Angry users have also reported that, after the installation, it is
> | possible to boot in safe mode, usually the last resort before
setting up a
> | repeated forehead/screen interface.
> Appended at the very bottom is the possible explanation. Microsoft's
> programmers and management have left the building, leaving temps, cheap
> labours and newcomers that don't mind taking orders from convicted
> The codebase gets worse over time.
According to Johansson, there appears to be two separate problems. One
affects only AMD-equipped PCs sold by Hewlett-Packard. "The problem is
that HP, apparently along with other OEMs, deploys the same image to
Intel-based computers that they do to AMD-based computers," said Johansson.
"Because the image for both Intel and AMD is the same all have the
intelppm.sys driver installed and running. That driver provides power
management on Intel-based computers. On an AMD-based computer, amdk8.sys
provides the same functionality. "