The Windows Service Pack Blocker Tool Kit does NOT cause such problems, it
"simply prevents [a] service pack from being delivered over Windows Update."
Note, too, that you don't need the Blocker to avoid installing SP3 via
Automatic Updates (AU)! Just configure AU to the Notify Only option and
then decline to download WinXP SP3.
NB: WinXP SP3 cannot be hidden.
While System Restore may have restored Windows Update website to full
functionality, the Blocker did not cause the problem.
Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting your hijackthis log
to an appropriate forum.
Checking for/Help with Hijackware
When all else fails, HijackThis v2.0.2
) is the preferred tool to use (in
conjuction with some other utilities). HijackThis will NOT fix anything on
its own, but it will help you to both identify and remove any
hijackware/spyware with assistance from an expert. **Post your log to
, or other appropriate forums for review
by an expert in such matters, not here.**
If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> I downloaded and installed Microsofts patch as I do not want to install
> at least for some time.
> It worked okay but I could no longer access Windows Update, only Microsoft
> Widnows update simply loads partially and then hangs.
> i know this is the cause becasue I then restored back and I could then
> access Windows Update again.
> Is this correct or have I done something wrong when I ran the patch?
> Losing access to Windows Update seems a high price to pay for rejecting