New updates screwed EVERYTHING up.

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Justin, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. Justin

    Justin Guest

    Last night I installed the 2 latest patches, one was for
    IE 6 (I'm pretty sure) and one was for Win media player.

    After installing, I turned off the computer and went to

    I get up, boot up my computer and EVERYTHING runs at a
    horredously slow pace, just about every program I launch
    crashes, or just does nothing at all (doesn't even show
    up in task manager). Adaware freezes, I get a whole slew
    of errors when I try to add/remove programs, etc, etc,

    I have spent about 8 hours today trying to find the
    source of the problem, but to no avail. BTW, I'm running
    XP Professional.

    What I want to know is, is this problem a result of yet
    another piece of poorly written code passed around by
    microsoft (I'm beginning to think I should just take my
    chances with the security threats), and if so how do I
    fix it?

    The computer worked perfectly last night, and the ONLY
    thing I have installed/uninstalled/changed in my system
    in the past 2 weeks at least, were those patches.

    If I can't find a fix, I'm just going to reformat and
    install Linux, because it actually works (funny how some
    of us actually like that feature in an operating system,
    isn't it?)

    Anyways, thanks in advance for the help.
    Justin, Oct 6, 2003
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  2. Justin;
    No problems at all on my computers and I have not heard of similar
    issues on other computers.
    Did you properly prepare your computer before the updates?

    Try a System Restore.
    Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore.
    Choose date/time before this started.
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Oct 6, 2003
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  3. Justin

    Justin Guest

    Thanks for the reply.

    On problem: I disabled system restore because my gimpy
    20 gig laptop hard drive didn't really have space to keep
    so much info on hand.

    Is there a way i can manually remove the updates?
    Justin, Oct 6, 2003
  4. Jupiter Jones [MVP], Oct 6, 2003
  5. Justin

    ejweeksjr Guest

    Well, this same thing happened to me on xp home. The
    system restore doesn't function. The whole computer
    freezes up.

    What can be done if system resotre doesn't work?

    ejweeksjr, Oct 7, 2003
  6. Justin

    Lucy [MS] Guest


    Refer to your initial post for suggestions.

    Lucy [MS], Oct 8, 2003
  7. Justin

    david Guest

    Hi is there a pointer to this post?

    My computer tried to install these patches - but it froze in the
    installation - now it doesn't seem to be installed (keeps telling to install
    it), but programs now freeze and refuse to be killed even when I use the
    task manager. My system used to be stable. I have norton anti-virus but who
    doesn't these days. I disabled it for one download / install but this didn't
    do anything.

    david, Oct 8, 2003
  8. Torgeir Bakken (MVP), Oct 8, 2003
  9. Justin

    david Guest

    david, Oct 8, 2003
  10. Justin

    Phyllis Guest

    The same thing happened to me but I am running Win98SE. I blamed my
    problems on McAfee AntiVirus software that I had recently installed, had
    totally forgotten about downloading the update. I uninstalled McAfee and
    then reinstalled, seems to have solved the problem, at least for the time
    being. I could not do anything on my computer, it would freeze up every
    time I tried to navigate the internet, and would not even shutdown except by
    manually turning off. If you have anti-virus software, you might try
    uninstalling and then reinstalling. Worked for me.
    Phyllis, Oct 9, 2003
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