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Notenboom has been playing with computers since he was required to take a programming class in 1976. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use. HoovJanuary 21st, 2007, 08:01 PMDO you have Microsoft office installed? by gwhicks / April 21, 2006 5:09 AM PDT In reply to: 4/21/06 PC crashes trying to access the Microsoft Update site One thing that I have found in the past my review here

It seems to have stopped popups quite well although Google was doing it fine, too, It hasn't frozen up yet which Windows 95 did quite a bit. I turned off automatic updates and all worked well again. Thomas Kane October 12, 2008 10:42 PM O.K. Notenboom Ask Leo!

With SP2 I don't seem to have any problems plus I've just loaded SP3 and the system seems to be running better and if I have to do a repair it And even after that, with a good firewall (Zonealarm) and a good free antivirus (Antivir 6.31), I still had to run Spybot after every browsing session to remove spyware. by Albertv / September 3, 2005 7:21 PM PDT In reply to: SP2... I've never heard of it.

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Same... Now, after I've done the reinstall, I can get NO applications...it doesn't recognize my printer, modem, nothing...and its stuck on a crappy resolution (680/16-bit) so it looks like I'm half-blind if Good luck and post again with a follow up if you would be so kind to do so… -W 8 1/26/2008 (12:26 pm) by Matt Harris Matt Harris (1 Posts) Even this failed, my hard drive is now unformattable and I have had to buy a new one!

Show Ignored Content As Seen On Welcome to Tech Support Guy! This is disabled by default as soon as you are using SP2, so if you are formatting with SP2 included this should not even be an issue. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - problems by rerunruss / July 10, 2007 7:38 AM PDT In reply to: Problems with XP your main problem is you have a Microsoft made changes to its updates site not long ago, and as a result clicking on the default bookmark listed under Internet Explorer's Links or the Windows Update shortcut in the

The Windows Firewall should automatically kick in, but open your Security Center (Start/Control Panel/Security Center) to verify it has. I didn't damage my system but it really slowed it down. IF ANY ONE CAUSES PROBLEMS, TAKE IT OUT AND BUY A NEW MICROSOFT COMPATIBLE CARD. No, create an account now.

You'll find discussions about fixing problems with computer hardware, computer software, Windows, viruses, security, as well as networks and the Internet.Real-Time ActivityMy Tracked DiscussionsFAQsPoliciesModerators General discussion 4/21/06 PC crashes trying to Check the release notes, and known problems list: Microsoft had made a ton of information available for Windows XP Service Pack 2, and I've included links to important documents and portals As far as I know, this version of Service Pack 2 is only designed for a 32 bit Operating System with a 32 bit CPU. But before exploring this possibility, let's rule out two simpler things.First of all, how are you navigating to the Windows Updates site?

so I don't see the benefit to SP2. this page Username Forum Password I've forgotten my password Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers Sign in anonymously Don't add me to the active users list Privacy Policy

ZoneAlarm The problem might also be corrupt files - either in Windows, your browser, or your firewall (you are running a firewall, right?) If you are using Internet Explorer, click Tools on So I uninstalled ZA7 first, then did the System Restore.

browser. (download firefox if you are not using it already). Now im trying to fix it with virus scanning, ad ware, you name it and nothing is working. Ian Downie October 11, 2004 3:15 PM Sorry, Leo, but if my experience is anything to go by, you should change your recommendation. get redirected here AGD2: Can you email the savegame to me at [email protected]'ll see if it crashes on my side.

Even if often unnecessary, it saves the occasional problem. How to enter Safe mode: Restart your computer. SP2 is a VERY worthwhile upgrade for a host of security related reasons.

And finally: Don't Panic if an application stops working: XP SP2 includes changes that attempt to make your computer more secure and safe from viruses, spyware, and other malicious applications.

Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Mike Leo April 25, 2005 9:17 AM I'd boot in safe mode to run both a virus scan and a spyware scan. Also temporarily disable Noscript. I started installing the downloaded updates and they installed without a problem.

I was always able to restore from that save however, so it seems those crashes happened immediately after the save completed. Seems slower getting to programs. Fortunately, Microsoft and others are making this just a bit easier. useful reference I went to the Office Update site and tried to download updates, but at about 10% complete, during the gathering information phase I believe, IE would lock-up as well.

This should send us in the right direction... I am aware that there are many dangers out there, so I have to admit having some protection is better than having none. I've been told the only way to completely recover is to reformat and that is out of the question. I had tried to update to SP2 twice on two different computers -- one a HP desktop, the other a Fujitsu notebook -- and I had the same problem with both.

UGH!,On Dial-Up, I knew it take hours! The only way I could get rid of SP2 completely was to delete enough of the operating software until there was no function, then format the drive and ghost my precious Would you be able to point me in the right direction? If you buy a new PC or build one and buy WinXP what you get now is a CD with XP2 already integrated.

If using a laptop you’d have to realize that the USB is not going to be that big on available power and it can be out run very easily with out SP2 MAY VERY WELL CRASH YOUR MACHINE! Log in or Sign up Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Windows XP > Computer problem? If your HOSTS file has been corrupted by malware, it is possible that an entry was added to the former, redirecting inquiries to the Microsoft updates sites to malicious websites.

The bad news is that if you're in that minority, it doesn't matter to you that it works fine everywhere else. Until Microsoft solves this problem I would reccommend not doing any updates. When I installed it, the PC would reboot every time I logged into Windows. But I have no idea whether that could have caused the restart freeze.

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