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Thread: Something Fishy...

  1. #1
    A friend of mine has had a weird problem - he kept being prompted to install the same XP update (KB835732). I told him to remove the update - my guess was as good as his - redownload, and reinstall it. Everything went smooth until reboot; I wasn't there, but the machine took ages to start then reported it had recovered from a "critical failure". The update warning hasn't reappeared, though.

    Normal hiccup or a possible problem ?

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  3. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    Chewie's Avatar Chew E. Bakke
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    Feb 2004
    IIRC there was a critical update that addressed erroneous 'system has recovered form a critical failure' messages which was incorporated into SP1. If SP1 has been installed, though, it shouldn't be that.
    There isn't a bargepole long enough for me to work on [a Sony Viao] - clocker 2008

  4. Software & Hardware   -   #3
    instead of installing that update from the critical updates web site, download it directly from MS and then install it. I had to do this on some computers.

  5. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    I'll pass on the message.


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