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OT: XP cockup?

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OT: XP cockup?

These six priority fixes that came from Microsoft yesterday have stopped
'copy' working on my XP. If I want to copy a file I have to do a System
Restore first. Not a happy bunny.

Now I am told other people arent affected. Oh dear! Anybody else noticed it.
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holdtight
Grafter
Posts: 1,634
Registered: 15-06-2007

OT: XP cockup?

I Also picked up the updates yesterday and to be honest didnt notice any probs so i just tried the copy and paste and its working fine

No consolation to you i know and i have no idea what might cause it

the only thing i can suggest is to find the update numbers then do a google search for each one to see if anyone else is having the same problem and if theres a fix
Rich
Grafter
Posts: 184
Registered: 30-07-2007

OT: XP cockup?

I found this on http://www.experts-exchange.com/Miscellaneous/Q_21722253.html

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This happens due to shutdown or corruption of RPC (Remote Procedure Call ) service.

I suggest you to install Service Pack 2 for Windows XP. Just repeat the Service pack installation if it is already installed.
Install available Critical Updates for XP (Highly Recomended).
Go to Microsoft Windows Update Site http://www.windowsupdate.microsoft.com.
Update your Windows, if Possible.

Install a good Antivirus with latest update. (I trust Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition).
Install Microsoft Antispyware (Freeware) (Requires IE6 + IE6 SP1) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=321CD7A2-6A57-4C57-A8BD-DBF62EDA9671&displa...

Install a Good Firewall :- Like Zone Alarm it's really wonderful.
http://dl2.zonelabs.com/bin/free/1001_cnet_zdnet/zlsSetup_61_737_000_en.exe

After that u will get a 99% secure system.
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OT: XP cockup?

I have just spent a couple of hours in the pub pondering over this problem. At least I am not the only person with it. I am on dialup and when the first two updates, which arrived automatically, were being processed yesterday I thought the link to the Internet from my computer had terminated a bit prematurely. So I am wondering if ACLs hadnt been reset properly so files cant be accessed by commands like 'copy'. Just wondering. Something like an 'sa' or 'chmod' might cure it but I dont know these commands for XP.
Alecto
Grafter
Posts: 2,886
Registered: 30-07-2007

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I have just spent a couple of hours in the pub pondering over this problem.


That's quite an original excuse. I'll have to remember it. :lol:
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The problem is not due to me being on dialup because somebody on Broadband also has it. But few people seem to be affected.
Community Veteran
Posts: 1,229
Thanks: 1
Registered: 12-04-2007

OT: XP cockup?

Going from your OP, I am assuming you have done a restore then gone through Win updates again only to find the problem returns.
Is this the case?

If it is the case, then what background apps etc have you got running when you do the updates? Perhaps try without your AV etc running!


BTW I prefer to review, then pick and choose which updates occur rather than let it run auto!

*EDIT* Just added a little.
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Yes. I have been thru System Restore twice. All that was running was my Norton AV.

I think I am going to switch off automatic downloading of priority items when I can remember where you do it.

So far one person on Broadband has been affected and one person on dialup is ok. Few people seem caught out.
Community Veteran
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Registered: 12-04-2007

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Yes. I have been thru System Restore twice. All that was running was my Norton AV.


Well if you are up for trying it again, I would dissable nortons whilst the update runs.


BTW To setup auto updates on/off, goto control pannel>Security Centre.
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OT: XP cockup?

From the Microsoft support newsgroups it seems the problem is with
interaction between HP software and Microsoft update KB 908531. Removing
this update seems to solve problems but I am waiting to see what happens. I
have an HP PSC 2115 printer/scanner.copier whose software caused previous
problems with the early versions of Acronis True Image.
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I always disable all MS automatic updates for the simple reason that these should not be applied willy nilly, but only if there is a reason and often there isn't one.

In the IT departmant where I work, we always test all the patches to see if they cause problems, because if we upgrade 200 PC and they start crashing.. we are in deeep s***.

Remember that most MS updates will cure one prolem and create two new, completely different ones at the same time. So, if your PC works fine, leave it well alone.
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It is a problem with some HP software. Here is Microsoft's fix...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918165
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It is a problem with some HP software. Here is Microsoft's fix...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918165


Kelly's fix saves editing the registry. It is 383 here....

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm