HELP!!!! UPDATES SCREWED UP COMPUTER!

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Love and Be Loved, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. The new updates downloaded today and nothing is working - can't access the
    net correctly and most sites will not come up. What the heck is going on???
    This is atrocious.
     
    Love and Be Loved, Apr 14, 2005
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    Ben B. [US] Guest

    Were going to need a little more information than that. Is something
    specifically not working correctly? If so what? Can you load any pages on
    the internet? Ect?
     
    Ben B. [US], Apr 14, 2005
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    Peter Foldes Guest

    Check your security settings and your firewall settings. Do you have NIS
    installed by any chance
     
    Peter Foldes, Apr 14, 2005
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  4. I may have to apologize here.. as this may be an internet thing and not an
    issue with Microsoft - I just don't know yet. All I know is something is
    screwy since I downloaded the updates.
    I have XP pro and I just downloaded the new updates. I dont know what NIS is
    - if that is Norton - yes I have Norton. I can access two internet sites with
    ease - everything else comes up Page Cannot Be Displayed, including my
    homepage. I followed the instructions on that page to see if it would help
    and it didn't (tools, internet options, etc).
    My outlook express works fine.
    Is this a wide-spread broadband issue? If so, I sincerely apologize for
    getting so riled up and venting.
    Does anyone know?
     
    Love and Be Loved, Apr 14, 2005
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    Darin Guest

    My computer was also having issues downloading most webpages after I
    downloaded the 6 updates from Windows Update yesterday afternoon (April 12).
    However, 4 of the 6 updates were listed in the Add/Remove Programs. I
    currently have deleted the following updates and my computer is back to
    running normally: KB890859, KB890923, KB893066, and KB893086. Though I found
    Microsoft Windows INstaller 3.1 KB893803 on my computer, it would not allow
    me to remove it. I have Norton products on my computer as well: Systemworks
    2005, Antivirus 2005, and Firewall 2005. I have Windows XP Home Edition with
    Service Pack 2. This is the first time I've had trouble with Windows Updates.
    I also had issues with the new MSN Messenger 7.0, and originally thought that
    was the cause of my headaches. I removed that first, but it made no change.
    But the 4 updates I mentioned earlier apparently has temporarily put my
    computer back to "normal".

    I hope Microsoft can find what the issue is.
     
    Darin, Apr 14, 2005
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    John K Guest

    I just did a restore back to a time before I did the updates and now I can
    get on the web. I'm running xp home sp2 also. What was funny I did the
    updates last night and this morning everything was working. Then to night
    things started acting up. First I couldn't go to some pages then it would
    get to the point I couldn't get to any page. Now after the restore xp now
    has updates ready to install Ha! I think I'll wait till the problem is
    solved. It has to be one of the updates.
     
    John K, Apr 14, 2005
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    Darin Guest

    John K is right. My computer seemed fine for awhile as well, but it kept
    getting slower--only downloading portions of websites and then saying "done".
    Finally it stopped downloading webpages all together. The Windows Update
    website is about the only website my computer would allow me to download.

    I have turned off my Automatic Windows Updates since it wanted me to
    download the 4 updates I deleted earlier.
     
    Darin, Apr 14, 2005
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    John K Guest

    I just let it install the installer 3.1 and the KB890923 update. I left the
    others waiting. I'll see if it starts acting up, probally tomorrow. So far
    it's working fine. But it did that yesterday too. If I don't hav any
    problems then we know it's one of the others. Then I guess it's loading one
    at a time till we know which one.
     
    John K, Apr 14, 2005
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  9. Thanks for your input here. If anything, I am relieved to know I am not alone
    in this. What provider is everyone using? Broadband? I read on another forum
    that Comcast, my provider, is having problems. And everyone seems to be
    describing the same symptoms as the ones we are describing - as well as the
    latest updates rocking them off the net.
    My computer seems to be working fine now. I am in a wait and see mode now.
     
    Love and Be Loved, Apr 14, 2005
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    Ford Man Guest

    I downloaded these same updates on my Windows XP Home SP1 and it
    slowed my machine to a crawl! Now when I try to open the drive list
    from a file dialog, or even browse in Windows Explorer, it takes about
    15 seconds or more to finally display the list. The same with
    pressing CTRL-O and entering a web address in IE6. It freezes the
    dialog for awhile before opening the site I entered...

    I did a system restore to a point before the updates and the speed
    issue has not improved.

    Directly before installing all these security updates, it was
    operating snappily. Even pressing the "source" button in PowerDVD now
    takes 30 seconds for the source options to come up....it was immediate
    before!

    I also noticed that my CPU resources started peaking around 60% from
    time to time and saw that it was my PestPatrol software, which was
    behaving nicely with low CPU usage before the updates.

    I have stayed away from SP2 because of all the problems, but it
    appears these updates have cause their own share...sigh.
     
    Ford Man, Apr 14, 2005
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  11. Yes, big problems, which they also had on the weekend. When you talked about
    being able to access some sites but not others, that sounds exactly like
    Comcast's DNS issues.

    You can read (and read) about it here, with suggestions about which DNS
    servers you can change to so that you don't see the problem again next week:
    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,13154925
     
    Milhouse Van Houten, Apr 14, 2005
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    John K Guest

    I Saw on another post where the person said after removing KB893066 they're
    problem was fixed. So far my installof the install 3.1 and the KB890923 is
    working. I suspect it is the 066 update. I'm thinking of loading the oth 2.
     
    John K, Apr 15, 2005
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    markpregen Guest

    I am having the same problems. I did a system restore to before the windows
    updates were installed and everything was fine again. Has anyone pinpointed
    which update is the problem?
     
    markpregen, Apr 18, 2005
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  14. "markpregen",

    If you can reproduce the problem, you should take the updates one at a time and
    reboot as required to see if it either works, or you reproduce the problem.

    Sincerely,


    Pat Walters [MSFT]

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    Pat Walters [MSFT], Apr 19, 2005
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    jayhowerter Guest

    I have been having a problem with KB893066 and xp sp2 as well. Whenever
    I install it, the tcp/ip stack dies. I cannot even run ipconfig, it
    says that it is not supported. I have reset the tcp/ip stack and
    Winsock through the net commands. My group policy forces downloads
    every sunday so I need to figure this out so I don't have to uninstall
    every week. I was hoping someone knew why this was happening so I can
    figure it out. Thanks.
     
    jayhowerter, Apr 25, 2005
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    markpregen Guest

    I for one am quite disappointed with Microsoft's help in this matter.
    Clearly this is a widespread issue which they don't seem to be acknowledging.

     
    markpregen, Apr 25, 2005
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    jay Guest

    I would fully agree with that.
     
    jay, Apr 26, 2005
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