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 Post subject: Recent "critical update" for XP causing constant c
PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2004 5:41 pm 
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My system started crashing CONSTANTLY, seemingly out of the blue. I thought it was my videocard, after a lot of playing around with my main machine and another computer it appears 99% certain that the problem stems from a recent Windows XP "critical update". See the thread I started titled "Is my GeForce 5700 Ultra dying or...????" To make a long story short, everything seems just fine until I install recent critical updates. Then, it's non-stop crashing.

Anyone know of a problem with any recent critical updates for XP??

System specs:

P4 2.4 GHz 533 bus
Intel D850EMV2 mobo
512mb RDRAM (2 x 256 PC1066)
GeForce 5700 Ultra 128mb
Western Digital J1200 120mb HD
Windows XP Home


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2004 6:04 pm 
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what critical update?

the SP2 RC2 update?
if so, that is the reason


you might be able to uninstall the update


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2004 6:27 pm 
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000
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SP2 RC2 isnt a critical update.


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Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000
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If you have system restore enabled, try restoring to a restore point that was created before you installed the patches.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2004 8:44 pm 
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It's not the updates. It started doing it again BEFORE installing the critical updates this time. I suspect motherboard. I have 4 RIMM slots and I took my 2 RIMMs and put them in the other 2 slots. Things worked fine for awhile and everything seemed normal, even on the old hard drive. Then it started happening again.

I would think this would suggest motherboard. I swear, I have had more problems with mobos over the years than any 5 people I know added together.


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I forgot if you've done this...but have you done a full virus and Trojan horse scan? Fleeting hope here...I'm running out of ideas.


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 Post subject: quick fix
PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 4:47 pm 
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Use System Restore and go back to right before the update. If all is well contact Microsoft tech support or check MS knowledgebase for remedy.


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