Windows XP Pro Lockup/Freeze after Windows Updates

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by quadaces, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. quadaces

    quadaces Guest


    After installing the latest 9 windows updates on August 9, 2005 my
    system locks up or freezes after it has set for a period of time 1-5
    hours. It has always been rock solid up until this problem.

    These updates are the only change I've made to the system and these
    lock ups started the same day I installed the windows updates.

    I have the following system:

    Athlon 64 3400+
    1GB Corsair RAM
    SB Audigy 2 ZS
    ATI Radeon Pro 9800
    Two NEC DVD/CD Drives

    I see others in this group are having similar problems. Has anyone
    figured out which update causes this problem. Also, would a system
    restore to a point prior to Aug 9th remove these updates from my

    Thanks for any help,

    quadaces, Aug 16, 2005
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    quadaces Guest

    Forgot to add that the only thing I can do after it locks up is turn
    the power off.
    quadaces, Aug 16, 2005
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    Jerden Guest

    Do you use APC (powerchute) for this XP station
    Jerden, Aug 16, 2005
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    Rodrigo Guest

    I have also experienced the same: after a period of 1 to 4 hours the systems
    freezes. Before that it used to be "rock solid" as you wrote. I installed the
    latest 6 updates on August 12th. I have just uninstalled them and am waiting
    to see what happens.
    Pentium 4 HT
    ASUS motherboard
    Rodrigo, Aug 16, 2005
  5. quadaces

    Rodrigo Guest

    I have uninstalled the latest updates but the system still freezes after 4
    hours of error-free operation. Any clues?
    Rodrigo, Aug 16, 2005
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    Rodrigo Guest

    Have you got a Marvell Yukon Ethernet Adapter integrated to your ASUS Mother?
    Try uninstalling the latest driver which must have been downloaded together
    with the latest Windoews Update patches.
    Rodrigo, Aug 16, 2005
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    quadaces Guest

    I actually have a Gigabyte motherboard and it does have a Marvel Yukon
    Ethernet Adapter. It did download and install a driver update for it
    the same day on windows update. What makes you think this may be the
    culprit? I'll remove it and see.

    quadaces, Aug 17, 2005
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    Rodrigo Guest

    Together with the Windows update came this Ethernet adapter update. The
    first thing I did was to uninstall the windows updates but the problem
    (freezzing after some time) was still there. Then I re-install the windows
    updates and uninstalled the Ethernet adapter update and the computer has
    been runing again without problems! No explanation but it worked!
    Try yourself and let me know,
    Rodrigo, Aug 19, 2005
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    Grodmeister Guest

    I have a similar setup with the same network adapter. I am glad I am not
    crazy and found people with the same issue. I thought it was the security
    updates its good to know it maybe just that network driver. I will refrain
    from doing any updates until this is nailed down for sure. Thanks for
    posting so I knew I wasn't crazy.

    Grodmeister, Aug 26, 2005
  10. Man am I glad I came across you guys! I thought I was going completely
    insane and was ready to burn my PC. Now I'm relaxing in front of it
    instead of beating my head on the keyboard in frustration. BTW, got an
    ASUS A8V Deluxe with, you guessed it, onboard Marvell Yukon NIC.
    erroneous_nick, Aug 29, 2005
  11. I had similar problems. An ASUS P5P800 motherboard. Ran great for a
    few weeks, then I did the routine Microsoft update, which happened to
    update the Marvell Yukon onboard GBit LAN adapter. After that, random
    freezes once or more times a day. The system just froze. No messages
    in the log files.

    The problem had all the signs of a power supply issue, so I swapped it
    out, then all the other adapter boards in the computer. Totally
    reloaded XP and all application software, and of course ran all of
    Microsoft update again. System still froze up the same way.

    I was about to buy a second set of hardware, motherboard and CPU to see
    I could finally identify the obvious hardware problem, when I ran
    across the tip on the Marvell driver on Google groups.

    I rolled back the driver to the original supplied on the Asus CD ROM
    and now the system is rock solid!!

    Charles Wilde
    Aton International, Inc.
    charles.wilde, Sep 12, 2005
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