Update kills wireless connection

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Craig B, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Craig B

    Craig B Guest

    My computer automatically installed the newest microsoft update. Upon waking
    up this morning, my network card was inoperable. I tried everything. The
    only thing that worked was a system restore. Is anyone else having this
    problem or was this an isolated incident.
    Craig B, Sep 10, 2008
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    Gis Bun Guest

    You sure a service pack didn't install? Nothing in the updates that would
    probably do that this month?
    Gis Bun, Sep 10, 2008
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    Craig B Guest

    The service pack did install. My computer was at the welcome screen when I
    opened the screen. It installed like 10-20 new updates. After I uninstalled
    all of them, my network card worked agian.
    Craig B, Sep 10, 2008
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    yamazaroon Guest

    All of our office computers just installed new updates this morning. My
    laptop, which is running Windows XP Professional has now lost almost all
    functionality. It will not open any programs, stating the error message
    "This application has failed to start because WINMM.dll was not found.
    Re-installing the application may fix this problem." The funny thing is the
    Internet Explorer opens and seems to be fine, but Firefox produces the above
    message. My restore points are showing one for this morning just after 10:00
    AM when Software Distribution Service 3.0 was installed. Is anyone else
    having these issues after the update today?
    yamazaroon, Sep 10, 2008
  5. Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista SP1) when
    posting to this newsgroup, please.

    Also state what updates were installed.
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Sep 10, 2008
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    Gis Bun Guest

    That *may* explain things. You seem to have missed at least a month's worth
    of updates. A typical system should have 4-5 updates + the MalSoftTool. Vista
    has a few more.

    Even then, unsure. Grab the latest drivers off your NIC's manufacturer's web
    Gis Bun, Sep 10, 2008
  7. Craig B

    Gis Bun Guest

    Errrr. "Craig B" was talking about just a wireless issue not a big failure.
    Should open a new thread on this one.
    Gis Bun, Sep 10, 2008
  8. Craig B

    Craig B Guest

    Vista Home Premium

    Craig B, Sep 10, 2008
  9. One down, one to go...

    PA Bear [MS MVP], Sep 10, 2008
  10. Craig B

    Craig B Guest

    oh. i'm sorry. I dont know which ones were installed i did a system restore
    not really thinking to write it down. It was about 15 updates though and it
    took place last night.
    Craig B, Sep 10, 2008
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    Megan Guest

    I'm having this SAME exact issue. I have no clue what to do. Every since
    Software Distibution Service 3.0 updated on my HP laptop last week the
    wireless internet will NOT work. any help???
    Megan, Sep 11, 2008
  12. Craig B

    Craig B Guest

    System restore. Thats what I did. Otherwise you have to uninstall all of
    them manually.
    Craig B, Sep 11, 2008
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    AndyW Guest

    I have the same problem since this morning with XP home on my HP laptop
    AndyW, Sep 11, 2008
  14. Open a free support incident (although they'll want to know which updates
    you'd installed):

    Start a free Windows Update support incident request:

    Support for Windows Update:

    For home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY in
    the United States and in Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft
    subsidiary. There is no-charge for support calls that are associated with
    security updates. When you call, clearly state that your problem is related
    to a Security Update and cite the update's KB number (e.g., KB123456).

    For more information about how to contact your local Microsoft subsidiary
    for security update support issues, visit the International Support Web
    site: http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx

    For enterprise customers, support for security updates is available through
    your usual support contacts.
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Sep 11, 2008
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