My issue was with Windows Zero Configuration Service after install of SP3.
Just had to restart the service manually from control panel and BOOM, internet works.
There’s nothing that new or dramatic here as you can see, but nevertheless, the Windows XP Service Pack 3 still boasts features well worth having.
Pro's: XP is universally loved by computer users everywhere, and anything that makes it a little more efficient and faster, is more than welcome as far as we’re concerned.
This particular problem happens mostly on wireless network adapters (mine is a d-link DWA-110 adapter). This was the root cause of the problem due to a conflict with Zero Configuration I think.
Freakin MS, can't even get their own modules working properly together...hi cheers mate my internet didn't work after installing sp3 I thought it was my router after doing what you said I was back up in no time just like the ronseal ad it does what it said on the tin cheers again.
Hello, i am generally a pc freak so I am a bit shocked that I am stuck for once basically I mess around with msconfig alot but when I install xp sp3 I cannot connect to the internet unless i'm on safe mode like now!
Internet Explorer 7 is also not included in this package.
LOLAGES, cheers buddy just done what you suggested and kaazaam it fixed it!
thanks for the input, ive been trying for days to sort this annoying problem out and now I can finally get back to what I was doing. I too installed Service Pack 3 downloaded from PC Authority, as I chickened out of the Complicated Microsoft one, over service Pack 2 with Internet Explorer 6, only because I need to Install Net Framework2 to run several Utilities.
Conclusion: It does pretty much what is said on the tin and in our own humble experience, download and installation was pretty simple.
Overall, it’s very much a case of so far, so good as we say a long goodbye to a tried and trusted friend called XP.