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How to Easily Booting Windows 8 in Safe Mode?

When using previous Microsoft Windows version before Windows 8, there are some option to go while our Windows can not boot properly. At that version, we can press F8 to see some option for booting. But now when using Microsoft Windows 8, it will give other method to go to Safe Mode booting option.

Category : Computers (IT)

Make Windows XP More Stronger With Service Pack 3
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I have a Windows XP with service pack 2, after got a copy of Service Pack 3 then I need to update the Windows XP for become more better with Service Pack 3.  What is Service Pack 3? Windows XP Service Pack 3 or usually known as SP3  is a free update for everyone who use Windows XP and can be download at Microsoft Download Center. It includes all previously released Windows XP updates, also including security patch and updates, hotfixes for several problem and so on.

How Install Service Pack 3 at Windows XP?

Easy, just start up the Windows XP which want to update, and prepare for the Service Pack 3 installation files, if you have it at USB Flash Disk, better copy it first at same hard disk which run Windows XP for faster installation. Just run the installation files with double click it, and the installation program will run by itself. We need about 15 minutes for make it finish, but of course it depend on computer speed.

Why I can not Install Service Pack 3 at my Windows XP?

f you want to install Service Pack 3 at Windows XP computer, the minimum requirement for install SP3 is at least the Windows XP already have Service Pack 1 (SP1). Otherwise, the Windows XP can not update with SP3.

Windows XP Always Reboot/Restart after Install Service Pack 3

In some case I found this problem, 2 computers have this problem. After installed Service Pack 3, and reboot the computer, the computer always reboot again and again. The computer still reboot when I press F8 to start from Save Mode. So I can not restore with Windows System Restore.

Until I found the solution from here ( about why this problem happen.

Windows XP / Vista Always Boot Error c0000139 Because GDI32.DLL Problem

The Erro Message For Windows XP, like this:

STOP: c0000139 {Entry Point Not Found}

The procedure entry point GdiGetBitmapBitSize could not be located in the dynamic link library GDI32.dll.


The Error Message For Windows Vista, like this

STOP: c0000139

The procedure entry point SMapLS_IP_EBP_24 could not be located in the dynamic link library Kernel32.dll.

Both problem at upside happen because when users install Service Pack 3 with build version v.3311/3244 or earlier. A Microsoft security update KB948590 (MS08-021) which contains to update the GDI32.dll stops installation of Service Pack 3 version of GDI32.dll on the system because the differences of file version.

How to Fix Reboot Problem because of GDI32.DLL?

  • Prepare fro Windows XP CD Installer, and boot from CD. After wait for several minute start windows installer, we have to choose repair (press R)
  • Then choose which hard drive Windows XP installed, usually we just have to press key “1” for default hard drive.
  • Login with Administrator
  • Backup old gdi32.dll with REN c:\windows\system32\gdi32.dll. c:\windows\system32\gdi32.dll.bak
  • Copy gdi32.dll from c:\windows\servicepackfiles\i386\gdi32.dll to c:\windows\system32\gdi32.dll.

Finish, just boot again the Windows XP system like usual.

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