STOP 0x0000007E after XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) install on AMD platforms

Remember our post about receiving a STOP 0x0000007E error after moving to an AMD processor from an Intel one? It turns out that the plot has thickened a bit more, and Windows XP SP3 can sometimes cause the same problem–and do so for the exact same reason: intelppm.sys! We’ve also figured out new ways to fix the problem that are easier than in our original post.