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Solved: History has disappeared & XP won't update

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by imgja, Nov 18, 2011.

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  1. imgja

    imgja Thread Starter

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    Yesterday I logged into my computer & wanted to recheck a site from a few days ago. My history has all been deleted in spite of my settings to leave it up. Today I got the red house with ! on it indicating that I needed to update Microsoft security. I tried to update several times and it would get about 1/4 way through & then suddenly stop the update. Don't know what to do now. I installed Avast - no problems noted.
     
  2. Firebreather

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    Are you running Service Pack 3?
     
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  4. imgja

    imgja Thread Starter

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    Thanks everyone, internet provider came out - did some work on my lines to speed it up. When I asked him about the issues, he told me it was most likely my 8 year old computer getting cranky. Was buying one as my gift to myself next month anyway.
     
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