"Was the BSOD after the reboot ?" No, before. I rebooted after the BSOD, nothing since so far. It happened about twenty minutes after installation, I hadn't even opened up a browser I was doing other things. I could hear what sounded like a scan going on, but the post installation scan had already completed I think, it wasn't showing on screen anymore. Another message above.
Malware check requested [Solved]
Posted 14 June 2014 - 12:58 PM
So far no problems with my SP4. I am now going to give it a few reboots to test that part
Posted 14 June 2014 - 01:06 PM
Ok, I'll see what happens when I turn off and boot up again.
Getting ready for F8 Safe Mode.
"So far no problems with my SP4. I am now going to give it a few reboots to test that part"
That's good to hear.
So it appears that my Windows Updates service is now working, but Microsoft Updates aren't any longer for XP.
Edited by scarlet.rose, 14 June 2014 - 01:12 PM.
Posted 14 June 2014 - 01:09 PM
Still running smoothly (well for XP anyway)
Posted 14 June 2014 - 05:57 PM
"Yep as the updates that I received were for XP (pos) this is a sneaky way of still getting security updates"
Yes .........you've done well today, thank you for reporting back to me.
No further incidents as yet.
This is what I've done following advice here: http://support.micro...kb/156669/en-gb (applies to XP Professional +, I can't find any similar Microsoft articles for XP Home Edition, which I have):
Tried to set up Dr. Watson to trap user-mode program errors:
"System Root\System32\Drwtsn32.exe -I is not recognised as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file."
Run Drwtsn32.exe, it is already set to:
Append to existing log file
Create crash dump
Don't always get a notification though, today included. Will run it if another BSOD occurs and see what I can make out. There's been nothing in BlueScreenView (no mini dumps) from the last few BSODs.
Looked in the registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon, found Winlogon - Default - (value not set) - think that's what I was supposed to look at, lots of entries there, that was at the top.
Pressed F8 pre boot up > Advanced Boot Options Menu, selected Last Known Good Configuration and pressed enter.
Edited by scarlet.rose, 14 June 2014 - 08:19 PM.
Posted 15 June 2014 - 04:26 AM
Continue to monitor, mayhap the tidying up helped
Posted 15 June 2014 - 05:54 AM
"From my point of view SP4 appears to functioning quite nicely, no errors or problems observed"
Pleased to hear it.
I wanted to let you / your colleagues know exactly what I've done in case I need to pursue the BSOD issue.
No further occurrences as yet, Avast still installed.
I will continue to monitor and come back with an update.
Btw I love this emoticon:
Edited by scarlet.rose, 15 June 2014 - 05:56 AM.
Posted 15 June 2014 - 05:59 AM
Posted 15 June 2014 - 06:16 AM
Ok, well the malware query has been completely dealt with now hasn't it.
The tidying up did help.
I've learnt a lot from you guys at Geeks to Go.
You've all been a great help.......>>>>>>>
Thorough, methodical and efficient.
Thank you VERY much Essexboy.
Posted 16 June 2014 - 04:28 PM
Posted 18 June 2014 - 03:08 PM
phillpower2 has referred me to you for your thoughts on this:
Yesterday I installed the Internet Explorer critical update from May 1st 2014:
Windows XP Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8
Remote Code Execution
from here: https://technet.micr...y/ms14-021.aspx
Now whenever I try to open Internet Explorer 8, it opens then immediately shuts down and a Yahoo file download box opens:
"Do you want to save this file?
Type: Firefox HTML Document
Security Warning: The file you are downloading cannot be opened by the default program. It is either corrupted or it has an incorrect file type. As a security precaution, it is recommended that you cancel the download."
Internet Explorer was functioning normally before.
In Event Viewer only:
Window XP Hotfix KB2964358-IE8 was installed
Nothing else to note
Is there a place where you can report Microsoft Updates issues? I know support for XP users has ended, but this particular update was rolled out to XP users post April 8th 2014 as an exception. This problem might affect others in the future.
Posted 18 June 2014 - 03:11 PM
Posted 18 June 2014 - 03:19 PM
Little apprehensive about uninstalling it. Before I installed it, I was told to back up my system. I saw it was removing old files, will they come back? Also what will I do afterwards without the critical update / protection?
Yes, Yahoo is my main page.
Posted 18 June 2014 - 03:23 PM
An alternative would be to go to Control Panel > Internet options and set the main page to www.Google.com and try again
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