Let's not drift too far off-topic here, please. That being said, I'll
address a few items you mentioned in no certain order.
It's never a wise idea to "undo" any installation of anything by using
System Restore. If uninstalling the, e.g., update via Add/Remove Programs
doesn't correct the problem, /then/ you might try using System Restore.
I would NOT expect any of those five (5) updates to have caused your current
Using System Restore to successfully restore your computer to an earlier
point in time should not have any further consequences: If it was working
fine, e.g., 36 hours ago, it should continue to work fine tomorrow after
using a Restore Point created 36 hours ago.
All About System Restore
Navigate via the dropdown menu under "System Restore in WinXP" at the top of
> Thanks for the reply.
> What you suggested was going to be my plan of operation as safe mode
> I was just hoping to not have to remove the updates if I could find a way
> fix which ever update caused the issue.
> From my research I have a very small clue which one I want to remove
> Once I find the culpret I will make sure the others are reinstalled if I
> not find the bad update on the first try.
> I will then return to this post and give more details on which item caused
> the issue which may give more clues why it locks the system up.
> I did read the known issues and found nothing pointing to the issue at
> PA in all of your experiences here have you ever seen an update cause
> something like this but once removed if reinstalled again it worked fine?
> Just wondering once I find the problem if I should re try it?
> On a related side note, I have never been a big user of system restore as
> only twice since XP has been out have I ran into an issue that could be
> fixed that way. By the time the machines get to me they usually have been
> bad shape for a while and the restore points are gone or don't work. In
> case however as the machine is only a day old system restore should work
> Not being a big user of system restore, I was just wondering, once a used
> what kind of issues could it possibly cause in the future when someone try
> to do other updates or installs new software or hardware. In other words
> system restore does cure an issue could it possibly create others.
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>> 1. Boot into Safe Mode.
>> 2. Uninstall each update, one-at-a-time, and reboot until you've
>> determined the update which caused the problem.
>> 3. If still no joy, restore the computer using a Restore Point which
>> immediately precedes the installation of those 5 updates.
>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
>> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
>> Ohno wrote:
>>> Brand new computer just put int service yesterday running all of my
>>> items plus Microsoft Works 9 which is where the issue is.
>>> The computer:
>>> Windows XP Pro SP3
>>> All all high priority updates installed.
>>> Works 9 was installed after all of the initial Windows updates were
>>> Then I got more for Works. Put them in and got more. Put them in and got
>>> even more today.
>>> When I installed todays updates as follows
>>> I am guessing about the numbers but I do believe that is all of them
>>> I remember counting 5 on the list and that is all that is listed in add
>>> remove programs.
>>> All of these updates are listed under Microsoft Office Access in add
>>> The computer now fails to start. It will load to the Windows logo with
>>> loading icon but just hangs there. I can start the computer in safe
>>> This is the main computer for the company and I must have it running
>>> as I am getting ready to go out of town.