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Hi Everyone, I know this is not the place for this..but I want to run
something by you all.

I have been having trouble with certain updates...KB890923, i have an xp pro
sp2 machine, i go to update site, it says i need this, along with 17 others,
after installing the above mentioned update, the machine stops after signing
on, a small box appears and says, windows has encountered a problem, you can
go no further...now, if it requires previous updates, it should tell me....i
think this is a major problem...

KB 885835, install it, internet access is no longer working...have to go to
last know good config to remove...

what is going on with these ??

Thanks,
Steve
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    I would guess the system is damaged in some way. I would try a Repair, or 'upgrade' setup. Maybe SFC, first try.

    To repair all system files, go to Start/Run, and type: SFC /SCANNOW

    If you run an XP "Upgrade"setup, from the original, or "Gold" version of the setup CD, and you have SP2 installed, it might go into
    a setup loop, and you could lose your install. Uninstall SP2, BEFORE you Upgrade setup from CD (that lacks sp2 on it.)

    875350 - How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 2 from your computer: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=875350

    How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install: http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

    Then try the update again.

    --
    Mark L. Ferguson
    FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
    "steve" <steve@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:201D5DDF-0FCC-4C40-B395-CE845DB9FA86@microsoft.com...
    > Hi Everyone, I know this is not the place for this..but I want to run
    > something by you all.
    >
    > I have been having trouble with certain updates...KB890923, i have an xp pro
    > sp2 machine, i go to update site, it says i need this, along with 17 others,
    > after installing the above mentioned update, the machine stops after signing
    > on, a small box appears and says, windows has encountered a problem, you can
    > go no further...now, if it requires previous updates, it should tell me....i
    > think this is a major problem...
    >
    > KB 885835, install it, internet access is no longer working...have to go to
    > last know good config to remove...
    >
    > what is going on with these ??
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Steve
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    I know how to roll back to sp1...the problem is absolutley related to sp2, i
    have rolled back 3 machines to sp1, downloaded and installed over 40 updates
    without incident...i spoke to aan update specialist at Mocrosoft yesterday,
    he ageed something in sp2 is not jiving...the answer, we do not really need
    sp2 anyway...

    "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

    > I would guess the system is damaged in some way. I would try a Repair, or 'upgrade' setup. Maybe SFC, first try.
    >
    > To repair all system files, go to Start/Run, and type: SFC /SCANNOW
    >
    > If you run an XP "Upgrade"setup, from the original, or "Gold" version of the setup CD, and you have SP2 installed, it might go into
    > a setup loop, and you could lose your install. Uninstall SP2, BEFORE you Upgrade setup from CD (that lacks sp2 on it.)
    >
    > 875350 - How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 2 from your computer: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=875350
    >
    > How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install: http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
    >
    > Then try the update again.
    >
    > --
    > Mark L. Ferguson
    > FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
    > "steve" <steve@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:201D5DDF-0FCC-4C40-B395-CE845DB9FA86@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi Everyone, I know this is not the place for this..but I want to run
    > > something by you all.
    > >
    > > I have been having trouble with certain updates...KB890923, i have an xp pro
    > > sp2 machine, i go to update site, it says i need this, along with 17 others,
    > > after installing the above mentioned update, the machine stops after signing
    > > on, a small box appears and says, windows has encountered a problem, you can
    > > go no further...now, if it requires previous updates, it should tell me....i
    > > think this is a major problem...
    > >
    > > KB 885835, install it, internet access is no longer working...have to go to
    > > last know good config to remove...
    > >
    > > what is going on with these ??
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Steve
    >
    >
    >
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