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WindowsXP SP3 boot loop issue ONLY on some AMD based PCs

Before installing the service pack go to a command prompt and run either of these commands:

reg add HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Intelppm /v Start /d 4 /t REG_DWORD

sc config intelppm start= disabled

Both commands will disable the driver before you install the service pack and will prevent the problem from ever occuring.

Or if you missed this and now are in boot loop, boot to Safe Mode and:

Click Start, click Run, and enter: regedit
Navigate to the "Start" value of the registry key:
In the right panel, examine the value "Start"
Change the 'Start' value to 4 instead of its setting of 1. To do this, right click on the value "Start" in the right panel and choose Modify.
Log off or reboot

The Safe Mode job worked for me!

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