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No chance of installing updates

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  1. Derkaness

    Derkaness Thread Starter

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    I just re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-reinstalled xp. I tried going to the microsoft site for updates, and letting it go by itself in the security center. It didn't even bother with updating automatically like I set it to and the microsoft download site isn't working. "Page not found" or "taking too long to respond".
     
  2. Megabite

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    Howdy,

    Does the re-install have any Service Packs with it SP1 or SP2??
     
  3. Derkaness

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    It's a SP2 Disk.
     
  4. Megabite

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    And have you installed that?
     
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    It installs xp with SP2.
     
  6. Megabite

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    and sre you able to go online OK and have sound on the PC?
     
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    Here's the routine;
    Format and install
    Install dotnet fixes
    Windows installer
    drivers
    antivirus
    firefox
    And anything else I want to put in. The updates normally self install, but this time the whole process stopped at the lack of updates
     
  8. Megabite

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    and you can go online to other sites and surf OK?
     
  9. Derkaness

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    Firefox craps out and gives me the xp version of "program has performed an illegal action and will not shut down".
     
  10. Megabite

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    so not just Windows update site then............what is your Anti-virus?? and your Drivers should be first and what drivers where they...and AV last

    What is Install dotnet fixes?

    and why do you need to install Windows installer?
     
  11. Derkaness

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    Intel graphics and chipet, Wireless modem (Atheros), Realtek HD audio, broadcom ethernet, Synaptics touchpad, and launch manager, which allows my to use a big green button to do things like launch firefox or whatever program I want. Using AVG 9.0 free and so far it has picked up everything.
     
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    What about IE....how does that work?

    and are you hook direct by ethernet cable.........
     
  13. Derkaness

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    ethernet is a huge hassle with a 2 ft cable. and IE does the same thing, minus the crashing.
     
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    Are you saying you are wireless?

    If you go Start>>All Programs>>Accessories..Command Prompt

    click on commanprompt tp open it and type ping 127.0.0.1 click Enter

    do you get any packet loss
     
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    No loss. I'm not blasting my own horn here, but I'm A+ Certified and I still don't know what's going on. It morbidly depresses me when my pc stops working the way it should. Hope nobody took that the wrong way.
     
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