Windows locks up completely on internet

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Last week I downloaded security updates KB873339, KB885835, KB886185, and
KB885836 as well as a device driver update C-Media Electronics
Inc-Sound-CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device. Ever since then, whenever I use the
internet (dialup connection) Windows XP Pro frequently completely locks up.
Ctrl-Alt-Del doesn't even work. It is not consistent what web page I'm on at
the time (once it did it while I was in the middle of downloading another
update file). In fact I'll be surprised if I can successfully send this
message.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Guess what - your post made it.

    If Windows Update showed you the 'You have successfully installed the
    following updates...' message then you are good to go insofar as the updates
    are concerned. The audio driver doesn't affect your Internet access.

    It is likely a coincidence that your problem started after you installed the
    updates. To be sure, you can uninstall the updates and roll back the driver.
    Do this one at a time and see if your problem resolves. Whenever you install
    or uninstall software you should disable your virus scanner as well as any
    other protective software that interferes with script operations or changes
    to the registry.

    I think you'll find that the problem is not related to the updates.

    Ted Zieglar

    "NickJsky" <NickJsky@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7532500A-0267-4CB7-B8D4-983D2D717E4A@microsoft.com...
    > Last week I downloaded security updates KB873339, KB885835, KB886185, and
    > KB885836 as well as a device driver update C-Media Electronics
    > Inc-Sound-CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device. Ever since then, whenever I use
    > the
    > internet (dialup connection) Windows XP Pro frequently completely locks
    > up.
    > Ctrl-Alt-Del doesn't even work. It is not consistent what web page I'm on
    > at
    > the time (once it did it while I was in the middle of downloading another
    > update file). In fact I'll be surprised if I can successfully send this
    > message.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Apparently it was the updated sound card driver. I noticed that the sound
    card and the modem share the same IRQ, so I reverted the driver to the
    previous version and I haven't had a problem since.

    Thanks for your assistance.

    --NIck

    "Ted Zieglar" wrote:

    > Guess what - your post made it.
    >
    > If Windows Update showed you the 'You have successfully installed the
    > following updates...' message then you are good to go insofar as the updates
    > are concerned. The audio driver doesn't affect your Internet access.
    >
    > It is likely a coincidence that your problem started after you installed the
    > updates. To be sure, you can uninstall the updates and roll back the driver.
    > Do this one at a time and see if your problem resolves. Whenever you install
    > or uninstall software you should disable your virus scanner as well as any
    > other protective software that interferes with script operations or changes
    > to the registry.
    >
    > I think you'll find that the problem is not related to the updates.
    >
    > Ted Zieglar
    >
    > "NickJsky" <NickJsky@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:7532500A-0267-4CB7-B8D4-983D2D717E4A@microsoft.com...
    > > Last week I downloaded security updates KB873339, KB885835, KB886185, and
    > > KB885836 as well as a device driver update C-Media Electronics
    > > Inc-Sound-CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device. Ever since then, whenever I use
    > > the
    > > internet (dialup connection) Windows XP Pro frequently completely locks
    > > up.
    > > Ctrl-Alt-Del doesn't even work. It is not consistent what web page I'm on
    > > at
    > > the time (once it did it while I was in the middle of downloading another
    > > update file). In fact I'll be surprised if I can successfully send this
    > > message.
    >
    >
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