Updates wrecked PC!

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Using XP Pro with SP2. Updated XP & Office XP only a few days ago.
Downloaded and installed latest MS security updates today. I think it was
around 8 totalling 6.5MB. Asked to reboot after installation. Did so and
it rebooted in standard VGA mode. It wouldn't let me do anything else,
appeared permanently busy. Couldn't get to System Restore, Last known good
configuration, Safe Mode or anything else.
Luckily I had an image from only a few days ago using Acronis True Image and
I was able to boot from the Acronis CD and restore that image.
Why do these so called critical updates cause so many problems for so many
people?

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Kenny Cargill
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    I updated my system yesterday and all is well on my XP Home system. The only
    update I have not done is the Windows Media Connect Update as I dont see it
    needed....

    By the way, anyone else using the Microsoft Antispyware Beta? I love
    it......

    "Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:e19bOgpDFHA.1012@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > Using XP Pro with SP2. Updated XP & Office XP only a few days ago.
    > Downloaded and installed latest MS security updates today. I think it was
    > around 8 totalling 6.5MB. Asked to reboot after installation. Did so and
    > it rebooted in standard VGA mode. It wouldn't let me do anything else,
    > appeared permanently busy. Couldn't get to System Restore, Last known
    > good configuration, Safe Mode or anything else.
    > Luckily I had an image from only a few days ago using Acronis True Image
    > and I was able to boot from the Acronis CD and restore that image.
    > Why do these so called critical updates cause so many problems for so many
    > people?
    >
    > --
    >
    > Kenny Cargill
    >
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Yes, and I agree with you. Spybot is finding no new objects, so AntiSypware
    looks effective.

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    Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
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    "Robert Jacobs" <rjacobs0spamfree@pacbell.net> wrote in message
    news:eylSgFwDFHA.1264@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >I updated my system yesterday and all is well on my XP Home system. The
    >only update I have not done is the Windows Media Connect Update as I dont
    >see it needed....
    >
    > By the way, anyone else using the Microsoft Antispyware Beta? I love
    > it......
    >
    > "Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    > news:e19bOgpDFHA.1012@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >> Using XP Pro with SP2. Updated XP & Office XP only a few days ago.
    >> Downloaded and installed latest MS security updates today. I think it
    >> was around 8 totalling 6.5MB. Asked to reboot after installation. Did
    >> so and it rebooted in standard VGA mode. It wouldn't let me do anything
    >> else, appeared permanently busy. Couldn't get to System Restore, Last
    >> known good configuration, Safe Mode or anything else.
    >> Luckily I had an image from only a few days ago using Acronis True Image
    >> and I was able to boot from the Acronis CD and restore that image.
    >> Why do these so called critical updates cause so many problems for so
    >> many people?
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Kenny Cargill
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    I tried the Microsoft Antispware Beta. This seems like a fine application
    with the exception, I don't like anything that I can't turn off and on at my
    discretion. It is either always on or uninstalled.

    "Robert Jacobs" <rjacobs0spamfree@pacbell.net> wrote in message
    news:eylSgFwDFHA.1264@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >I updated my system yesterday and all is well on my XP Home system. The
    >only update I have not done is the Windows Media Connect Update as I dont
    >see it needed....
    >
    > By the way, anyone else using the Microsoft Antispyware Beta? I love
    > it......
    >
    > "Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    > news:e19bOgpDFHA.1012@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >> Using XP Pro with SP2. Updated XP & Office XP only a few days ago.
    >> Downloaded and installed latest MS security updates today. I think it
    >> was around 8 totalling 6.5MB. Asked to reboot after installation. Did
    >> so and it rebooted in standard VGA mode. It wouldn't let me do anything
    >> else, appeared permanently busy. Couldn't get to System Restore, Last
    >> known good configuration, Safe Mode or anything else.
    >> Luckily I had an image from only a few days ago using Acronis True Image
    >> and I was able to boot from the Acronis CD and restore that image.
    >> Why do these so called critical updates cause so many problems for so
    >> many people?
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    "BBUNNY" <bbunny@bqik.net> wrote in message
    news:eRezfdyDFHA.960@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >I tried the Microsoft Antispware Beta. This seems like a fine application
    > with the exception, I don't like anything that I can't turn off and on at
    > my
    > discretion. It is either always on or uninstalled.

    Thats not true. When it is running, right click on the icon in the system
    tray and select shutdown. It does not uninstall.......
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    "Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:e19bOgpDFHA.1012@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > Using XP Pro with SP2. Updated XP & Office XP only a few days ago.
    > Downloaded and installed latest MS security updates today. I think it was
    > around 8 totalling 6.5MB. Asked to reboot after installation. Did so and
    > it rebooted in standard VGA mode. It wouldn't let me do anything else,
    > appeared permanently busy. Couldn't get to System Restore, Last known
    > good configuration, Safe Mode or anything else.
    > Luckily I had an image from only a few days ago using Acronis True Image
    > and I was able to boot from the Acronis CD and restore that image.
    > Why do these so called critical updates cause so many problems for so many
    > people?
    >
    > --
    >
    > Kenny Cargill

    I updated all the progs from MS and now i keep getting 100% CPU usage and a
    file in Task Manager called GetPopupInfo.exe.

    If I kill it the CPU returns to normal. Can I permanently get rid of this as
    it keeps coming back when using explorer or clicking on a mpg file.

    Thanks.
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    <f9@freeinternet.com> wrote in message
    news:370p89F586ttmU1@individual.net...
    > "Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    > news:e19bOgpDFHA.1012@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >> Using XP Pro with SP2. Updated XP & Office XP only a few days ago.
    >> Downloaded and installed latest MS security updates today. I think it
    >> was around 8 totalling 6.5MB. Asked to reboot after installation. Did
    >> so and it rebooted in standard VGA mode. It wouldn't let me do anything
    >> else, appeared permanently busy. Couldn't get to System Restore, Last
    >> known good configuration, Safe Mode or anything else.
    >> Luckily I had an image from only a few days ago using Acronis True Image
    >> and I was able to boot from the Acronis CD and restore that image.
    >> Why do these so called critical updates cause so many problems for so
    >> many people?
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Kenny Cargill
    >
    > I updated all the progs from MS and now i keep getting 100% CPU usage and
    > a file in Task Manager called GetPopupInfo.exe.
    >
    > If I kill it the CPU returns to normal. Can I permanently get rid of this
    > as it keeps coming back when using explorer or clicking on a mpg file.
    >
    > Thanks.

    Have found out what it was. Stupid media player. Have killed it now.
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Hi,

    I have updated 70 computers at work and 3 of my personal computers with the
    latest updates and haven`t had any problems with any of the systems.
    Sometimes the display driver might have a problem, have you updated the
    display driver to the latest one?

    Jeff

    "Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:e19bOgpDFHA.1012@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > Using XP Pro with SP2. Updated XP & Office XP only a few days ago.
    > Downloaded and installed latest MS security updates today. I think it was
    > around 8 totalling 6.5MB. Asked to reboot after installation. Did so and
    > it rebooted in standard VGA mode. It wouldn't let me do anything else,
    > appeared permanently busy. Couldn't get to System Restore, Last known
    > good configuration, Safe Mode or anything else.
    > Luckily I had an image from only a few days ago using Acronis True Image
    > and I was able to boot from the Acronis CD and restore that image.
    > Why do these so called critical updates cause so many problems for so many
    > people?
    >
    > --
    >
    > Kenny Cargill
    >
    >
    >
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