According to Microsoft, all versions of Windows XP, including Service Pack 3, can return a stop error message that kills the restart process. “When you restart a Windows XP-based computer, you may receive one of the following Stop error messages: Stop 0x00000050 (parameter1, 00000000, parameter3, 0x00000000) - PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA and Stop 0x0000008E (0xc0000005, parameter2, parameter3, 0x00000000) – KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED,” Microsoft explained. “The parameters in these Stop error messages may vary, depending on the actual configuration. The symptoms of a Stop error may vary, depending on your computer's system failure options.”
Fact is that KB959252 is meant to resolve the issues introduced by KB954211, namely take care of the “error message when you switch the operating system from a dual monitor setting to a single monitor setting on a Windows XP-based computer or on a Windows Server 2003-based computer that has the security update 954211 installed: 'Stop 0x0000008E,'” according to Microsoft.
Download: KB959252 for 32-bit versions of Windows XP (including SP3) | KB959252 for 64-bit versions of Windows XP