Did you check on hp or compaq.com for any XP SP3 or other patches before SP3? Are you certain it was free from all pests? And how did you check for that?
i was trying to keep my daughters compaq presario sr1903wm w/win xp service pk 2 updated .went to windows site ran scan to see if any new updates.service pk3 is recomended so downloaded it ,restart and it happend blue screen of death. had to do a pc recovery on it .has any body else had this happen?