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Flushing bad karma from an aborted update?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Ed from AZ, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. Ed from AZ

    Ed from AZ Flightless Bird

    I have XP Pro SP2 on my laptop. I was downloading and installing some
    updates the other on a public WiFi system when I had to shut down and
    get home. There were like 11 updates; five or six had downloaded and
    installed, but I had to click Cancel in the middle of downloading.

    Later, when I turned mu computer back on (no WiFi available, so no
    network), and it took forever to boot. When it finally did, I tried
    to view an MPG4 video with QuickTime and it hung up bad. No CTRL-ALT-
    DEL to end anything, no start menu for shutdown - nothing. So I held
    the power button to kill it, then restarted in safe mode. Sure
    enough, the last process listed is the agp440.

    I used Start-Run and entered CHKDSK /F /R and rebooted, then rebooted
    again after it ran. Stupid me, I tried the video again and hung
    again. Lather, rinse, repeat - and delete the video and uninstall QT!

    The only thing I think of is the aborted updates and some bad karma
    left on my machine somewhere. Is there a good way to flush this out
    if (and when!!) my machine hangs again?

    Ed
     
  2. Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]

    Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP] Flightless Bird

    It's not bad Karma
    If it was what did your computer do in it's past life to deserve this?

    It's probably because you stopped during an Update
    and thus caused some issues.

    First IMO it's a good idea to never interrupt an update.
    Second if this does happen again
    Go into "SAFE" mode "F8" on start up
    and try recovery mode
    to restore your system to a known working condition.

    If Karma was true, The world would be full of people who wanted to do good.
    and the evil people would be punished not raised up by evil.
    As it is, Evil get's rewarded and good get punished....
    :)
    Russ

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    "Ed from AZ" <prof_ofwhat@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:cc12f0bd-3755-4dd5-8487-cd133081b61c@g28g2000prb.googlegroups.com...
    > I have XP Pro SP2 on my laptop. I was downloading and installing some
    > updates the other on a public WiFi system when I had to shut down and
    > get home. There were like 11 updates; five or six had downloaded and
    > installed, but I had to click Cancel in the middle of downloading.
    >
    > Later, when I turned mu computer back on (no WiFi available, so no
    > network), and it took forever to boot. When it finally did, I tried
    > to view an MPG4 video with QuickTime and it hung up bad. No CTRL-ALT-
    > DEL to end anything, no start menu for shutdown - nothing. So I held
    > the power button to kill it, then restarted in safe mode. Sure
    > enough, the last process listed is the agp440.
    >
    > I used Start-Run and entered CHKDSK /F /R and rebooted, then rebooted
    > again after it ran. Stupid me, I tried the video again and hung
    > again. Lather, rinse, repeat - and delete the video and uninstall QT!
    >
    > The only thing I think of is the aborted updates and some bad karma
    > left on my machine somewhere. Is there a good way to flush this out
    > if (and when!!) my machine hangs again?
    >
    > Ed
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    1. Why hasn't WinXP SP3 been installed by now?

    Extended Support for WinXP SP2 ends on 10 July 2010. After that date,
    computers running WinXP SP2 will NOT be offered any further critical
    security updates, Automatic Updates will not work, and Windows Update
    website will not be accessible until SP3 is installed.

    2. For home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY
    (and/or 1-866-234-6020 and/or 1-800-936-5700) in the United States and in
    Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft subsidiary. There is no-charge
    for support calls that are associated with security updates. When you call,
    clearly state that your problem is related to a Security Update and cite the
    update's KB number (e.g., KB999999).

    Or you can...

    Start a free Windows Update support incident request:
    https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=6527

    Consumer Security Support home page & Microsoft Update Solution Center also
    offer support options
    https://consumersecuritysupport.microsoft.com/
    http://support.microsoft.com/ph/6527#tab3

    For more information about how to contact your local Microsoft subsidiary
    for security update support issues, visit the International Support Web
    site: http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx

    For enterprise customers, support for security updates is available through
    your usual support contacts.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    Ed from AZ wrote:
    > I have XP Pro SP2 on my laptop. I was downloading and installing some
    > updates the other on a public WiFi system when I had to shut down and
    > get home. There were like 11 updates; five or six had downloaded and
    > installed, but I had to click Cancel in the middle of downloading.
    >
    > Later, when I turned mu computer back on (no WiFi available, so no
    > network), and it took forever to boot. When it finally did, I tried
    > to view an MPG4 video with QuickTime and it hung up bad. No CTRL-ALT-
    > DEL to end anything, no start menu for shutdown - nothing. So I held
    > the power button to kill it, then restarted in safe mode. Sure
    > enough, the last process listed is the agp440.
    >
    > I used Start-Run and entered CHKDSK /F /R and rebooted, then rebooted
    > again after it ran. Stupid me, I tried the video again and hung
    > again. Lather, rinse, repeat - and delete the video and uninstall QT!
    >
    > The only thing I think of is the aborted updates and some bad karma
    > left on my machine somewhere. Is there a good way to flush this out
    > if (and when!!) my machine hangs again?
    >
    > Ed
     
  4. Ed from AZ

    Ed from AZ Flightless Bird

    Russ:

    >> Second if this does happen again
    >> Go into "SAFE" mode "F8" on start up
    >> and try recovery mode
    >> to restore your system to a known working condition.


    Thanks! I've actually never tried that before. Don't know why.
    Probably just like most users, I guess . . .

    Usually I don't interrupt updates. Thought this one wasn't going to
    be a problem - 5 miutes, according to the dialog. But when the House
    Commander calls, I must go . . .

    PA Bear:

    >> 1. Why hasn't WinXP SP3 been installed by now?


    That's on my list of things to do, right after I get a back-up drive.
    And as soon as I find those detailed instructions you very nicely gave
    me once before .....

    Thanks to both of you for chiming in!
    Ed
     

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