IE screwed up after 9 windows updates today

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by neal007, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. neal007

    neal007 Guest

    I can't view FLASH any more.

    Windows Update site won't load

    InstallShield 11 won't load

    Outlook 2003 TODAY page won't show

    This is consistent among two machines, both updated with today's updates
    (Windows XP Pro .Latest)
    neal007, Oct 12, 2005
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    lightfxboy Guest

    Yeah I'm having problems after the I completed the 9 updates this evening as
    When I rebooted my computer, I keep getting error messages stating I am
    missing ATL.DLL and some programs wont operate properly.
    I've tried to run System Restore, but it won't even run because of this
    missing file.
    I wasnt having any problems until these new Updates from Microsoft were
    downloaded and installed...

    lightfxboy, Oct 12, 2005
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    Unk Guest

    ATL.DLL belongs in the C:\Windows\System32\ folder. There is a copy of it in the
    C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\ folder. Just do a copy & paste, and reboot.
    Copy & Paste the following to the Start, Run box:

    copy C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\ATL.DLL C:\Windows\System32\
    Unk, Oct 12, 2005
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    neal007 Guest

    I uninstalled KB896688 (Cumulative Security Update for IE for Windows XP) and
    my problems went away. For me (on my two XP Pro systems) this KB update
    killed IE and applications that use IE for its interface, such as
    InstallShield 11.

    This KB needs to be recalled ASAP!
    neal007, Oct 12, 2005
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    kilbot Guest

    Thanks for that fix neal007.

    I had problems with Firefox after installing the Windows updates. Flash
    was not showing, some background images were not showing and even the
    Microsoft style sheets were not coming through... when I try to link to
    the images directly it said "file not found" even when I knew it was
    there (and could be viewed in IE).

    The problems were fixed after uninstalling KB896688. There is
    definitely something buggy with this patch.
    kilbot, Oct 12, 2005
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    PA Bear Guest

    No problems here (WinXP SP2 on two machines) with 896688.
    PA Bear, Oct 12, 2005
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    xp_1839 Guest

    The following were successfully installed:
    Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer for Windows XP (KB896688)
    Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - October 2005 (KB890830)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB904706)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB905414)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB905749)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB901017)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB900725)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB899589)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB902400)

    Can go back to Microsoft Update after re-start without issue.
    xp_1839, Oct 12, 2005
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    Alias Guest

    I can.
    Mine does on three computers.
    Mine does.
    Office 2003 sucks.
    The only update I did not update was the Malicious Tool. Hmmmm, never do in

    Did you disable your AV auto scan before installing?

    Alias, Oct 12, 2005
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    Alias Guest

    I wonder why I had no problems. The only thing I didn't download and install
    was the Malicious Removal Tool. Did you disable your AV's auto scan before

    Alias, Oct 12, 2005
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    oknowhi Guest

    HOW do I UNINSTALL KB896688 ? where do I go to unistall one of htese
    downloads?? It has screwed up my IE6 also, etc. Thanks. DAN
    oknowhi, Oct 12, 2005
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    Alias Guest

    Start/Control Pane/Add Remove Program. Tick where it says "Show Updates" at
    the top right of the window. Click on the update and then on remove.

    That said, I have it installed and have no problems on three computers.

    Alias, Oct 12, 2005
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    oknowhi Guest

    Thanks. :)

    oknowhi, Oct 12, 2005
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    Alias Guest

    You're welcome.

    Alias, Oct 12, 2005
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    DBuckner Guest

    I have this problem also. =( Any fix for this MS??
    DBuckner, Oct 12, 2005
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    Chopper Guest

    I installed all 9 updates. Norton and MSNtool bar stopped working. When I
    uninstalled KB902400 everythink was ok (so far!).
    Chopper, Oct 12, 2005
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    oknowhi Guest

    I have WinXP SP2. When I intsalled all the updates today my IE was screwed
    up. There were no drop down memu items on top toolbar showing but they would
    drop down if I scrolled over them, my start menu lost all its small icons,
    any folders I went to showed icons only and I could not change it back to
    list like I normally have them, and a few other things were "changed" I don't
    remember. So after reading the posts here, I UNINSTALLED all of the days
    updates ( I had 8 of them) and then reinstalled one by one (this time with my
    AV off) except I did not reinstall KB896688( only downloaded and saved it).

    Everything is back to normal on my system now. I am a bit afarid to try to
    reinstall 896688 again but may later. At least I know if I UNINSTALL my
    system returns to normal.

    I was hoping if there was an error in it that MS would send out a correction.
    oknowhi, Oct 12, 2005
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    Tom Guest

    I have the same problem. I narrowed the problem down to the KB896688 update.
    IE works properly if I uninstall this update. It has only happened on one of
    my three XP pro systems with SP2. The other two are working fine with the
    Tom, Oct 12, 2005
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    DBuckner Guest

    I have found the same as Tom. Removing KB896688 corrects the Windows Update
    issue & also Outlook Today 2003. The other machines I have that I have
    installed KB896688 on seams fine, but they also have Office XP and not 2003

    I removed KB896688 to have everything back to normal. I then tried
    installing it again and everything was broke. I have uninstalled it for now
    to keep things working.

    DBuckner, Oct 12, 2005
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    Ian Easson Guest

    When I installed all the updates, I was unable to use Windows Update or
    Microsoft update, because it said that I had to enable user persitance on the
    Security tab. When I checked, it was enabled. There was a link to further
    solutions in some knowledge base items. None of the solutions worked. I
    rolled back to before installing yesterday's updates, and all worked again.
    I then installed all but the KB896688 update (cumulative IE update), thinking
    this was the culprit. However, I still have the problem. At this point, I
    am going to back out of all yesterday's updates so I can get some real work
    Ian Easson, Oct 12, 2005
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    oknowhi Guest

    What I finally did was went to KB896688 on MS downloads site and thne DL it
    from there to SAVE and then decided to try it again installing from my own
    computer and MY IE and computer all works fine. I also made sure I had my AV
    disabled this timewhen saving it and when installing it withnothing else
    running or open. I think what happened when trying to DL all 8 from WIN
    Update something got corrupted in the process of DL or installation.

    Prior to that after uninstalling all 8 of them I installed one at a time but
    from the costume update option, no express. And then as I said I went to the
    main site to find it and DL to SAVE there. Then waited an hour and insatlled
    it and now all of them are installed and my computer is running fine.

    oknowhi, Oct 12, 2005
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