Microsoft Update on XP SP2 stops working after GDI Detection Tool is run

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by forsythfamily, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. Hi

    My Windows XP SP2 installation was working until I ran the GDI
    Detection Tool. Now if I try to access the Microsoft Update page IE
    freezes (not the whole PC) before the text of the page displays - so I
    assume also before it has started looking for updates. Any other
    Internet page displays perfectly and I'm on cable so speed isn't an
    idssue. I know (now) that SP2 doesn't need the GDI Detection Tool
    (silly me not to read the small print beforehand...). Is this problem
    likely to have been caused by running the detection tool? I don't have
    System Restore running, so can't roll back. Would it help reinstalling
    SP2, or do I have to reinstall Windows? Can I edit any entries in the
    Registry (which I didn't back up before starting...) I don't think its
    malware related as I have F-Prot and AVG (updated daily) for antivirus,
    Adaware for spyware, am accessing the Internet through a router and
    that combination has worked for over 3 years.

    Thanks for any help.

    forsythfamily, Aug 25, 2005
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