"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
| If you go now to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
, select the CUSTOM
| option and scan, are any critical security updates offered? If so, can
| successfully install them?
| NB: Please do NOT install IE7 or any Service Packs at this point! Please
| NOT install any Optional Updates at this point!
| Is this a brand-new computer or a new computer for you?
Yes its a brand new custom built computer
| Right-click on My Computer & select Properties: What version of WinXP is
| displayed here, Rose?
Microsoft Windows Xp Professonal x^4 Edition Version 2003 Service Pack 2
| You use the word "error" in your subject but you didn't cite an error in
| your post. Explain.
| > Nov.13 update arrived automatically and installed
| How do you know the updates released this month were automatically
The uninstall has 11/13 articles and the add remove have Kb 957097 and
The Windows update log indicated the download and install had completed
| > ...I went to the Windows Update page to look at the history of updates.
| > The history link presented that there was no history of updates
| That can happen when...
| C:\Windows\Software Distribution <=this folder
| ...has been damaged. Such damage is most often associated with your
| installed anti-virus application's settings. See this KB article and
| to its recommendations to avoid this problem:
The Software Distribution folder appears to have accurate content when I
open it as a text file.
I'll check the above kb article.
| ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
| MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
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| RoseW wrote:
| > System: Xp pro 64
| > One month old
| > All updates installed as of purchase Oct.12
| > Nov.13 update arrived automatically and installed .
| > I wondered what updates installed since the configuration did not appear
| > on
| > the screen (my other machine is configured to have me click and choose
| > automatic or custom)
| > so I went to the Windows Update page to look at the history of updates.
| > The history link presented that there was no history of updates. There
| > a
| > very large list of updates on the harddrive
| > After clicking on scan for updates the message Error loading Page
| > The troubleshooting list suggests that it is a removal of Service pack 1
| > through System Restore or reinstalling Xp into the same directory
| > To my knowledge this hasn't occurred -at least, not by my hand.
| > The actual updates appear to be arriving and installing since I found 2
| > the add/remove dated 11/13/08.
| > The log is extremely long and it took awhile for the download so there
| > must
| > have been a little difficulty.
| > I checked my host file and there is not a static address there for
| > MS...only
| > my local address of the 127.0.0.0 style
| > Virus and Spy scans give clean results. There is a Linksey router in
| > place,
| > working properly.
| > The troubleshooting registry edit suggested is to change a key in the
| > HKLM-current version-control-windows CSDVersion to be 0
| > My registry has the following information:
| > CSDReleaseType (0)
| > CSDVersion 0x000000200(512)
| > Directory %SystemRoot%
| > errormode (0)
| > NoInteractiveServce (0)
| > ShellErrorMode (1)
| > ShutdownTime
| > SystemDirectory %SystemRoot%\system32
| > I'm hesitant to change this CSDVersion number since I don't think
| > Pack 1 or a reinstall has taken place
| > I hoped someone here could translate my registry settings or have an
| > alternate suggestion as to correct the 'error loading page' at the
| > page.
| > (I only use Internet Explorer for the update page so perhaps I have to
| > configure something in its settings-which hasn't been adjusted since I
| > Firefox )
| > Rose