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Sophiedoc
01-02-2014, 07:51 AM
After dormant period of a month because of other problems I used this Dell Optiplex with XP Pro for a half hour and shut it off but it started updating automatically and power suddenly quit during the upgrade leading to a fatal stop error.How to correct this would be greatly appreciated.

bill4227
01-02-2014, 08:23 AM
Try to reboot or start in safe mode by hitting F8 during boot up. Then do a system roll back.

Sophiedoc
01-02-2014, 08:57 AM
Tried the Roll back but nothing happened so now what might work?

JoeLee
01-02-2014, 08:58 AM
There has been a problem with XP and auto updates for quite some time now. I've had this CPU problem with mine so I disabled auto updates.
MS was supposed to fix this back in November but their patch didn't work. From what I read in another article written by some tech guru MS promises to fix this before support ends for XP. There are other articles on this subject.

JL..................

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&ved=0CE8QFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fanswers.microsoft.com%2Fen-us%2Fwindows%2Fforum%2Fwindows_xp-windows_update%2Flatest-windows-xp-update-and-svchostexe-problems%2F57ff2a95-3a9c-4e85-a879-b340c65acfa5&ei=mG_FUrG7Ic6-sQSrpoLIDQ&usg=AFQjCNHZcdRqWUn9vw5E7R9Y5Bdk9FCStA&sig2=hjkZlXcVAputoMuTBNWhhQ

bill4227
01-02-2014, 09:17 AM
Did XP boot in safe mode? If it did do you have the original install disks? If so try doing a repair. It is possible that when you lost power during an update that the hard drive may have been damaged. If the repair choice does not work the only other recourse is to do an install of XP which will cause a loss of any data that you have. There are ways to recover data but it would require another computer.

Doing a new install will tell you if the hard drive is toast.

Mike Amick
01-02-2014, 03:54 PM
Your hard drive is fine.
+1 on disabling auto updates
Try and find a newer ver of XP. Boot with it and there is a good chance it will allow you
to "update" and all your programs will be good to go.

Or pop for win 7 and update.

mike4
01-02-2014, 05:18 PM
Every time that any of our Crapsoft operating PC's have a hiccup we have lost all emails and no-one seems to know how to get them back , I would like to have a few national governments take this Monopoly to task and force them to repair the damage done to businesses worldwode.
Then see how arrogant they are.
Michael

EVguru
01-02-2014, 06:49 PM
I've solved all my XP problems by going to Debian.

H380
01-02-2014, 07:07 PM
It is a widespread issue. I read about it a few weeks ago.

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/12/exponential-algorithm-making-windows-xp-miserable-could-be-fixed/

Sophiedoc
01-03-2014, 08:34 AM
Actually when i started this post I had 3 older computer running XP Pro.The two connected to the net crashed which I thought was just coincidental but after looking at many posts i feel the same problem is caused by the automatic updates.No simple fix has been found yet?I got one to lose the BSOD by using the system restore but the large set of numbers given to validate hasn't been accepted by microsoft support as yet for some reason?

JoeLee
01-03-2014, 09:03 AM
That's the article I read and was looking for but couldn't find it so I posted a similar one on the same subject.
Also, some of the older Dells had a system restore that would reset your machine like it was the day you got it. I think it was accessed by holding the ALT and F11 key upon startup.

JL.......................
It is a widespread issue. I read about it a few weeks ago.

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/12/exponential-algorithm-making-windows-xp-miserable-could-be-fixed/

JoeLee
01-03-2014, 09:04 AM
That's the article I read and was looking for but couldn't find it so I posted a similar one on the same subject.
Also, some of the older Dells had a system restore that would reset your machine like it was the day you got it. I think it was accessed by holding the ALT and F11 key upon startup.

JL..............
It is a widespread issue. I read about it a few weeks ago.

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/12/exponential-algorithm-making-windows-xp-miserable-could-be-fixed/

JoeLee
01-03-2014, 09:05 AM
That's the article I read and was looking for but couldn't find it so I posted a similar one on the same subject.
Also, some of the older Dells had a system restore that would reset your machine like it was the day you got it. I think it was accessed by holding the ALT and F11 key upon startup.
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/12/exponential-algorithm-making-windows-xp-miserable-could-be-fixed/

JL..................

JoeLee
01-03-2014, 09:06 AM
I don't know why it posted 3 times??????

JL....................