-X-, on 04 July 2012 - 04:01 AM, said:
I would upgrade to service pack 3 and see if that cures your problems.
The problem with this potential cure is that the cure might be worse than the disease/problem.
I have tried upgrading to Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3 for testing purposes in the past; however, there were new problems with Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3 for which there was no or not always a good solution.
For cases (where the amount of RAM plus device memory significantly exceeds 4GB), I am now using Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 1, due to wanting to use Windows XP, but not wanting to be subject to Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3's crippled HAL limitations.