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Hey there,

I recently ungraded one of my pcs with windows service pack 3 and whenever I will try to connect a usb device in the the pc fitted with sp3 it will just show a blue screen and nothing else. Then it will restart by itself. Can anyone help me?

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I just upgraded my computer from XP sp2 to SP 3 and now at home I cannot connect to my Xbox 360 or to a wireless network I can usually pick up.
Mainly I use my laptop connected via ethernet cable directly to my Xbox 360. I then set my Nic IP to 192.168.0.1 and the 360 to 192.168.0.2 and it ALWAYS worked. Then I installed SP3 and now my 360 will not recognize my computer and the wireless will connect to the network I use but I dont have a actual connection. It shows connected but going to any website or signing into MSN doesnt work what so ever.

I use the 360 to laptop connection for streaming video and music files through my tv/surround sound.
PLEASE HELP!!!!
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I am having the same problem w service pack 3 as you described. I no longer can connect to my x-box. Connection was fine w SP2. Did you find a solution? thanks much for any help you can lend. WM
OK... I kept looking online and found one forum entry where the person said to turn off Wake on USB... I couldnt find that entry specifically, but I did turn on PnP enabled OS (was off for some reason ... I run XP) and modified some other entries... not sure what did it, but the problem is fixed!!! It no longer reboots when I plug in a USB HDD or flashdrive.

Good Luck!!
It is happening to me as well... hopefully someone has an answer!!!
It sure is a relief to find other gamers experiencing this bull@#$% with SP3 and the 360. My C drive crashed, so after I got my PC back from the local PC Tech store with XP Pro, I realized I had SP3. No big deal right? Wrong! Now I am an official member of the "We cannot connect Bcuz of SP3 Family"!!!

I will keep searching the net for clues on how to rectify this problem....Peace1
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Found this today, will try it tonite and see if it makes a difference with the PC being recognized by the 360, and or the PS3... I will use Method 2.

To remove Windows XP SP3 from your computer, use one of the following methods.

Important After you remove Windows XP Service Pack 3 from your computer, we recommend that you visit the following Microsoft Web page and then install the latest security updates:
http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/default.aspx (http://update.microsoft.com)
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Method 1: Use the "Add or Remove Programs" item in Control Panel

1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. Copy and then paste the following command in the Open box, and then press ENTER:
appwiz.cpl
3. Click to select the Show Updates check box.
4. Click Windows XP Service Pack 3, and then click Remove.
5. Click Finish to restart the computer after the removal process is complete.

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Method 2: Use the hidden $NtServicePackUninstall$ folder

1. Click Start, click Run, type c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\spuninst\spuninst.exe in the Open box, and then click OK.
2. When the Windows XP Service Pack 3 Removal Wizard starts, click Next.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to remove Windows XP SP3.

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Method 3: Use the System Restore process
Note Before you use System Restore, make sure that you have restarted the computer at least one time after you installed Windows XP SP3. By restarting the computer, you allow for any remaining servicing processes to finish.

1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. Copy and then paste the following command in the Open box, and then press ENTER:
%systemroot%\System32\restore\rstrui.exe
3. Click Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next.
4. Click the date on which you installed Windows XP SP3, and then click Installed Window XP Service Pack 3 in the Restore Point box.
5. Click Next, and then follow the instructions on the screen to remove Windows XP SP3.

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Method 4: Use Recovery Console
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/322756/how-to-back-up-and-restore-the-registry-in-windows/ ) How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

If you cannot remove Windows XP SP3 by using one of the previous methods, follow these steps:

1. Insert the Windows XP CD in the CD drive or in the DVD drive, and then restart your computer. When you receive the following message, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD:
Press any key to boot from CD
Note The computer must be configured to start from the CD drive or from the DVD drive. For more information about how to configure your computer to start from the CD drive or from the DVD drive, see the documentation that was included with your computer, or contact the computer manufacturer. You can also use a bootable floppy disk to start Windows XP. For more information, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
305595 (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-a-system-repair-disc-3b4640fd-d3da-3dce-8288-3121161c416e ) How to create a bootable floppy disk for an NTFS or FAT partition in Windows XP
2. When you receive the Welcome to Setup message, press R to start the Recovery Console.

Note Multiple options will appear on the screen.
3. Select the correct Windows XP installation.

Note You must select a number before you press ENTER, or the computer will restart. Typically, only the 1: C:\Windows selection is available.
4. If you are prompted to type an administrator password, do so. If you do not know the administrator password, press ENTER. (Typically, the password is blank.)

Note You cannot continue if you do not have the administrator password.
5. At the command prompt, type cd $ntservicepackuninstall$\spuninst, and then press ENTER.
6. At the command prompt, type batch spuninst.txt, and then press ENTER.

Note The Spuninstal.txt file appears. As the file scrolls down, you will see errors and the files that are being copied. This is typical behavior.
7. After Windows XP SP3 is removed, type exit, and then press ENTER.
8. Restart the computer in safe mode. To do this, press F8 when the computer restarts.

Note After you restart the computer, the computer may stop responding, and you may see a black screen. The mouse will work. In this case, restart the computer again by turning the computer off and then back on. The second restart will let you log on.
9. When the computer restarts, Windows Explorer (Explorer.exe) does not run, and the Windows icons and the Start button are unavailable. To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
1. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL, and then click Task Manager in the Windows Security screen.
2. Click File, and then click New Task (Run).
3. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
4. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\RpcSs
5. In the details pane, right-click ObjectName, click Modify, type LocalSystem in the Value data box, and then click OK.
6. Restart the computer
10. Use one of the previous methods to remove Windows XP SP3 from your computer.