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Anonymous
August 9, 2005 12:49:56 PM

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I can't get Updates to XP SP2 and in the process of trying to do so, I'm
instructed to reboot, continuing to press F8, and get into "Safe Mode".
When I do that, I'm not given an option to get into Safe Mode but am given
an option on which of three devices to boot.

How can I get to Safe Mode?

Mike

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Anonymous
August 9, 2005 3:32:21 PM

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Mike,
You should only need to do a simple reboot, and go back to the usual Windows
XP. During this process, the updates will take effect. Normally, there is
no need for Safe mode.

If you get stuck, post back with: whether you only have XP or if you have a
multi-boot setup (for more than 1 Windows o.s.) Also, which update this
involves.
--
Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
--

"mike carrington" wrote
>I can't get Updates to XP SP2 and in the process of trying to do so, I'm
>instructed to reboot, continuing to press F8, and get into "Safe Mode".
>When I do that, I'm not given an option to get into Safe Mode but am given
>an option on which of three devices to boot.
>
> How can I get to Safe Mode?
>
> Mike
>
>
Anonymous
August 9, 2005 9:54:18 PM

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The updates do Not take effect after booting, but thanks for trying, anyway.
The boot with F8 being pressed shows the following:

" Please select boot device:

Removable Dev.
Hard Drive
ATAPI CD - ROM"

I don't even know what the last option is! I'd still like to know how to
"Safe Boot" for the future.

The "Updates" I'm trying to get are simply the routine "Start -> All
Programs -> Windows Update".

Again, thanks for your help.

Mike




"Maurice N ~ MVP" <maurice@mvps.org> wrote in message
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> Mike,
> You should only need to do a simple reboot, and go back to the usual
> Windows XP. During this process, the updates will take effect. Normally,
> there is no need for Safe mode.
>
> If you get stuck, post back with: whether you only have XP or if you have
> a multi-boot setup (for more than 1 Windows o.s.) Also, which update
> this involves.
> --
> Maurice N
> MVP Windows - Shell / User
>
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Anonymous
August 10, 2005 1:27:38 AM

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Mike,

You most likely have Windows XP on your hard drive and not on your removable drive. So then, I'd be picking "Hard Drive".
But then, why are the other choices coming up for your system?

Booting from CD will not get you to Safe mode, so that's out.

I'm sorta lost on your last issue. You want to go to Windows Update website and cannot see the choice on your menu?
If "it is" missing from your menu, you can get there this way: Bring up Internet Explorer, from it's menu, select Tools then select Windows Update option.

--
Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
-----

mike carrington wrote:
> The updates do Not take effect after booting, but thanks for trying,
> anyway. The boot with F8 being pressed shows the following:
>
> " Please select boot device:
>
> Removable Dev.
> Hard Drive
> ATAPI CD - ROM"
>
> I don't even know what the last option is! I'd still like to know
> how to "Safe Boot" for the future.
>
> The "Updates" I'm trying to get are simply the routine "Start -> All
> Programs -> Windows Update".
>
> Again, thanks for your help.
>
> Mike
>
>
> "Maurice N ~ MVP" wrote
Anonymous
August 10, 2005 1:27:39 AM

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Thanks, Maruice. But the same thing happened. In more detail, let me
describe...

Clicking on Windows Updates got me to the screen where Microsoft looked to
see what software I was running, then I got the "Welcome to Windows Update"
window with the "Express" button recommended. Clicking on that results in:
"The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are
trying to view.... " Then there are a number of options for help listed.
I've elected "Online Assisted Support" on two occassions and have two
different case numbers. Both times, support (Compass Rule) (?) gave me the
"most likely" reason for my problem and a fix for it. Neither time fixed it
and I wrote and told them that and have heard nothing.

So, I'm hanging out here asking for more. One of the 'fixes' of the second
case number involved a Safe Reboot, thus my original question. I've
forgotten how to phrase the "Format" in DOS so I could create a bootable
soft drive. That might help. But your supposition that XP is on my hard
drive is also correct.

Stranger and stranger, indeed. Any more words of wisdom would certainly be
appreciated.

Mike

"Maurice N ~ MVP" <maurice@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:uBj8VMVnFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
Mike,

You most likely have Windows XP on your hard drive and not on your removable
drive. So then, I'd be picking "Hard Drive".
But then, why are the other choices coming up for your system?

Booting from CD will not get you to Safe mode, so that's out.

I'm sorta lost on your last issue. You want to go to Windows Update website
and cannot see the choice on your menu?
If "it is" missing from your menu, you can get there this way: Bring up
Internet Explorer, from it's menu, select Tools then select Windows Update
option.

--
Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
-----

mike carrington wrote:
Anonymous
August 10, 2005 4:53:38 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsupdate (More info?)

Mike,

Now that you got to the heart of your problem..... you had a problem at website for Windows Update, and you got the infamous "cannot display....."
That one is caused by several different issues. However, you must look at your log file (as perhaps the support people may have asked).

Use Notepad or Wordpad and open & look at the Windows Update log file
C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log or C:\WINNT\WindowsUpdate.log

Scroll down towards the bottom. Look for wording similar to "yada..yada.. failed Error 0Xnnnnnnn" where nnnnnn are numbers
The Error code-number is what we look for.

Your question really belongs in group microsoft.public.windowsupdate
Crossposting to windowsupdate.

HTH
--
Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
-----

mike carrington wrote:
> Thanks, Maruice. But the same thing happened. In more detail, let me
> describe...
>
> Clicking on Windows Updates got me to the screen where Microsoft
> looked to see what software I was running, then I got the "Welcome to
> Windows Update" window with the "Express" button recommended.
> Clicking on that results in: "The website has encountered a problem
> and cannot display the page you are trying to view.... " Then there
> are a number of options for help listed. I've elected "Online
> Assisted Support" on two occassions and have two different case
> numbers. Both times, support (Compass Rule) (?) gave me the "most
> likely" reason for my problem and a fix for it. Neither time fixed
> it and I wrote and told them that and have heard nothing.
>
> So, I'm hanging out here asking for more. One of the 'fixes' of the
> second case number involved a Safe Reboot, thus my original question.
> I've forgotten how to phrase the "Format" in DOS so I could create a
> bootable soft drive. That might help. But your supposition that XP
> is on my hard drive is also correct.
>
> Stranger and stranger, indeed. Any more words of wisdom would
> certainly be appreciated.
>
> Mike
>
> "Maurice N ~ MVP" <maurice@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:uBj8VMVnFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Mike,
>
> You most likely have Windows XP on your hard drive and not on your
> removable drive. So then, I'd be picking "Hard Drive".
> But then, why are the other choices coming up for your system?
>
> Booting from CD will not get you to Safe mode, so that's out.
>
> I'm sorta lost on your last issue. You want to go to Windows Update
> website and cannot see the choice on your menu?
> If "it is" missing from your menu, you can get there this way: Bring
> up Internet Explorer, from it's menu, select Tools then select
> Windows Update option.
Anonymous
August 10, 2005 10:17:00 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsupdate (More info?)

Well, nuts, Maurice!

I don't have a WindowsUpdate.log in C:\Windows and no C:\WINNT directory.
So, where does that put me? Arghhhhh! Should I create an empty file with
that name just to have one?

Mike


"Maurice N ~ MVP" <maurice@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:ur6mc$WnFHA.3656@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
Mike,

Now that you got to the heart of your problem..... you had a problem at
website for Windows Update, and you got the infamous "cannot display....."
That one is caused by several different issues. However, you must look at
your log file (as perhaps the support people may have asked).

Use Notepad or Wordpad and open & look at the Windows Update log file
C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log or C:\WINNT\WindowsUpdate.log

Scroll down towards the bottom. Look for wording similar to "yada..yada..
failed Error 0Xnnnnnnn" where nnnnnn are numbers
The Error code-number is what we look for.

Your question really belongs in group microsoft.public.windowsupdate
Crossposting to windowsupdate.

HTH
--
Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
-----

mike carrington wrote:
Anonymous
August 10, 2005 10:24:36 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsupdate (More info?)

OK, I found your suggested newsgroup and will move my questions over there,
Maurice. Too many options...

Mike


"mike carrington" <throwaway01@qwest.net> wrote in message
news:o FRrL3anFHA.1468@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Well, nuts, Maurice!
>
> I don't have a WindowsUpdate.log in C:\Windows and no C:\WINNT directory.
> So, where does that put me? Arghhhhh! Should I create an empty file with
> that name just to have one?
>
> Mike
>
>
> "Maurice N ~ MVP" <maurice@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:ur6mc$WnFHA.3656@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Mike,
>
> Now that you got to the heart of your problem..... you had a problem at
> website for Windows Update, and you got the infamous "cannot display....."
> That one is caused by several different issues. However, you must look at
> your log file (as perhaps the support people may have asked).
>
> Use Notepad or Wordpad and open & look at the Windows Update log file
> C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log or C:\WINNT\WindowsUpdate.log
>
> Scroll down towards the bottom. Look for wording similar to "yada..yada..
> failed Error 0Xnnnnnnn" where nnnnnn are numbers
> The Error code-number is what we look for.
>
> Your question really belongs in group microsoft.public.windowsupdate
> Crossposting to windowsupdate.
>
> HTH
> --
> Maurice N
> MVP Windows - Shell / User
> -----
>
> mike carrington wrote:
>
>
!