Windows Update Screwed My Computer Up

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Tim, Jul 29, 2003.

  1. Tim

    Tim Guest

    My problems all started last week when I downloaded 3
    updates. I downloaded the V4 update, KB823980 & KB821557.
    After I restarted I got a registery error and Windows
    said the corrupted one was replaced with the backup.
    After that all ny problems started. The computer was
    extremely slow, my desktop shortcuts stopped working, my
    start menu does not work and most of my icons on start
    menu dot work. I tried to run Defrag but I keep getting
    the error:

    MMC has failed to load because it has been installed
    incorrectly or is not being properly registered. Run
    _______ to insure it is registered.

    I uninstalled the updates but I still have the same
    problems. Can anyone help me. Thanks.
     
    Tim, Jul 29, 2003
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  2. Jupiter Jones [MVP], Jul 29, 2003
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  3. Rich;
    For Email:
    Outlook Express:
    Open Outlook Express.
    Click Tools, click Options, click Security tab.
    Uncheck "Do not allow attachments..."
    This change that Microsoft implemented is to help prevent viruses and
    other bad code being received with attachments.
    It is very important to keep your antivirus updated and run it at
    least weekly.
    Outlook:
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=290497

    Speed:
    Run an updated virus scan.
    Or Scan for Viruses online:
    http://security.symantec.com/ssc/home.asp?j=1&langid=ie&venid=sym&plfid=23&pkj=IRLFIZTYMWPAZTJWUFJ
    Run Disk Cleanup checking all boxes
    Run Defrag.
    If you have file sharing software such as Kazaa, disable it.
    Check this link:
    http://www.aumha.org/a/noads.php
    Run Ad-Aware (free version) or Spybot to check for spyware:
    http://www.lavasoft.de/ (Update if you already have it)
    Or
    http://spybot.eon.net.au/ (Update if you already have it)

    --
    Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    An easier way to read newsgroup messages:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/newsgroups/setup.asp
    http://dts-l.org/index.html
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Jul 30, 2003
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