on the Microsoft Update website I downloaded and installed 2 optional updates - one was called "VIA - software - primary IDE channel" and the other was called "VIA - software - secondary IDE channel". The descrption for each said they were software updates for both IDE channels.
It then asked for a reboot - and right after the computer's title screen, just as the "Windows XP" screen starts to fade in, I get a blue screen crash. I know it's due to these updates I installed cause I haven't made any other changes.
Upon starting the computer up again, I got the messages saying Windows didn't start up correctly, asking me for the "Safe Mode / Normal / Last Known Good Configuration" choice. I tried doing the Normal and again I got the blue screen - then when I restarted again I did the "Last Known Good Configuration", and it started fine.
Now what i'm trying to do is UNINSTALL these deadly updates I downloaded, but I can't seem to find them in the "Add / Remove Programs" area (even after clicking "Show Updates"). My computer starts fine now as if nothing had ever happened, but i'm just wanting to make sure that these bad updates are GONE from my system.
Would they maybe have been automatically removed when I chose the "Last Known Good Configuration" option at the choice screen? Is there somewhere else I maybe have to go to remove these updates? What about Device Manager and "Roll Back Driver" for the IDE Channels? (I wanted to get advice before I attempted this).
Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!