Installing Updates blocks access to web via IE 32 and 32 Bit Progr

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Poenkitten, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. Poenkitten

    Poenkitten Guest

    My first install of WinXP 64 I did the updates to security suggested by the
    program. Prior to do that I could access the web via the 32 browser and use
    Outlook 2003. After installing the updates, I was totally blocked and 1 day
    later did a total reinstall of the O/s. Voila access to the net granted once

    Does anyone know WHICH of the updates causes this problem? Is there a work
    around other than not updating?

    A call to Microsoft resulted in my finding out that they do NOT support the
    install of Win XP 64 except through paid support. My copy is an OEM copy via
    the Exchange program, and refers me to the manufactuer of my machine..which
    for me is futile since I built the thing myself. I KNOW the manufactuer is
    clueless on trouble shooting this matter.
    Poenkitten, Jul 30, 2005
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  2. What motherboard and chipset are you using. If it's an nvidia based
    motherboard, the chances are that you've been nailed by the built in nvidia
    firewall, which just doesn't work right. The solution is, however, fairly
    simple -- install the firewall if it isn't already installed, and then
    uninstall it. This seems to remove the problem with 32-bit applications
    accessing internet resources.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jul 30, 2005
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  3. Poenkitten

    Poenkitten Guest

    MoBo is a Giga-byte GA-K8V Ultra-939 and yes has nVidia drivers. I updated
    the mobo drivers after this install as well and so far as long as I don't do
    the updates from Microsoft, I have full access to everything, including the
    Web and IE 32 Bit.

    What would the file name for the nVidia firewall be? and How do I uninstall?
    Poenkitten, Jul 30, 2005
  4. Poenkitten

    Poenkitten Guest

    This was literally just yesterday. Did the original install Thursday night,
    fought with it until 2 am, along with my ISP and LinkSys..did the reinstall
    yesterday about 12 noon in frustration :D
    Poenkitten, Jul 30, 2005
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    John Barnes Guest

    As Charlie said, you have to install it first from the motherboard support
    CD and then uninstall it from Add/Remove programs.
    John Barnes, Jul 30, 2005
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    Ted Guest

    Microsoft update website was hacked on the day MS forced
    updates for legal operating systems only.
    May be that was your problem.
    I couldn't access the website few days ago, then the next day
    it updated without checking if I had pirated copy or not.
    The website is still hacked, MS finding a work around.
    Ted, Jul 30, 2005
  7. what John said. It's on the support CD that came with your mobo. Install it.
    Then un-install it. The problem will go away.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jul 30, 2005
  8. Is nVidia every going to provide a fix for this?
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jul 30, 2005
  9. about the same time Promise provides a working driver for non-RAID SATA
    drives. And about 2 weeks after MS provides a driver for stupidpoint. IOW,
    when we have porcine aviators, from what I can tell.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jul 30, 2005
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    John Barnes Guest

    I hope they fix the problems with SATA II drives first. :)
    John Barnes, Jul 31, 2005
  11. Poenkitten

    Poenkitten Guest

    Thank you very much, this actually worked though I did set up restore points
    before doing it just in case.

    I installed the original and removed it and then the newer updated 64 beta,
    and removed that just to be sure nothing was left hanging around from
    either(32 bit apps worked with them installed). Set another restore point,
    and installed the updates. So good. Thank you for everything.
    Poenkitten, Jul 31, 2005
  12. Sigh. This single piece of software has caused no end of problems for users.
    Glad you got it sorted.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jul 31, 2005
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