Windows XP Not bootibng

Hewlett-packard / P6533w
April 18, 2011 at 15:19:17
Specs: Windows XP, 2.0 Ghz 3 GB
tHIS IS AN iNSPIRON 1545 NOT an HP with Windows 7.


I have just reinstalled Windows XP Professional from the Dell XP SP3 CD This is my Inspiron 1545 Laptop Please . After the install of XP I loaded all drivers then In installed eset AV 30 day trial. Then I got online and installed Windows Update. Not all the updates I only chose about 40 of them at a time because I have had them fail so I always choose a few at a time. Now after I reboot my laptop hangs on the XP Splash screen. I have ran the diagnostics test. Also I have a partition commander 10 CD that allows you to boot to the CD. I ran the MBR fix tool on that CD it basicly does the same as the fix MBR on the XP CD. I don't believe this is an MBR problem anyway because it is past the MBR point it's hanging on XP logo (SPLASH) screen. Also the laptop will boot into safemode. I have tried system restore and the Last known good configuration and when I try the update again it does the same also I tried the updates without an AV installed.

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#1
April 18, 2011 at 16:09:44
Boot it in to safe mode & uninstall all the updates. I only install updates if I have a problem. You didn't have a problem.

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#2
April 18, 2011 at 16:47:32
No updates is unsecure. I always get the updates and have never had a problem. That's not a good enough soloution for me.

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#3
April 18, 2011 at 17:56:10
Then uninstall them one by one until you find which update caused the problem.

OR

Run msconfig & disable all under the startup tab, in case the conflict lies there.

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#4
April 18, 2011 at 18:01:22
I am sorry if I sounded rude. I just believe all updates should be applied. I just gave my dad back his laptop because he had a very had virus and his system would not boot would not even show the XP screen. He was running without running windows updates. He lost some valueable data from his work and I have had disasters before myself. That's why I like to stay updated. Again sorry if I sounded rude I wasn't trying to be rude.

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#5
April 19, 2011 at 06:49:34
Rude no, confused yes. Computers get viruses due to user ignorance, not lack of updates. I'm not going to write a log article here as to why that's true but basically, updates may stop some malicious scripting but a virus is a program, which runs from the registry. Updates do not stop the installation of such viruses except in your case. The update stops the machine from booting so how can it get a virus?

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#6
April 20, 2011 at 04:57:00
OK so now your saying getting online without updates is OK. So I have my old desktop with XP sp1. I just reloaded it I think I will just surf the internet with no updates with XP sp1 and see how long it takes to get infected. My point is. I disagree with you. Updates are important. After the blaster virus in 2003 there was Microsoft Updates to patch XP then they released sp2 in 2004. Hope I cleared it up.
And I know what a virus is and it does not always come from ignorance. Maybe I should have said maleware and trojans and other nasties without updates.
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#7
April 20, 2011 at 05:18:19
I told you how to fix the original problem. You didn't like my solution but you haven't found another way yet.

For the last time, MS security updates may stop malicious scripting but I can prevent that myself. They don't prevent viruses or trojans. Learn the difference. If an MS update cleared a virus, it was after the fact. That's too late for my liking. I lock my registry instead. That's stops it before it happens. I don't depend on the police for my security in the street & I don't depend on MS or AV programs for my security online.

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#8
April 20, 2011 at 08:03:17
Guapo is right. Myself, I haven't updated my system or even used anti-virus protection in several years now, and not one problem or virus has arose as a result, and I use XP. Maybe an anti-virus would be recommended for you, but I can assure you that you do not need updates to be safe.

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#9
April 20, 2011 at 08:51:56
Ok Anyway I have figured out the problem is not with Windows updates. The problem is related to eset AV. I restore my laptop to a clean install then downloaded all updates. Then I installed eset AV and it is now hanging on the XP boot screen. if I reboot and choose safe mode it will boot to safe mode. I am about to uninstall eset in safemode and see what happens. Thanks for your help.

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#10
April 20, 2011 at 09:01:45
OK I just uninstalled eset in safemode. Now the system boots. And the soloution is not run without AV or another AV.

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#11
April 20, 2011 at 13:37:40
At least it's working now. I'm so glad I don't use AV.

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#12
April 20, 2011 at 18:45:59
As I said the soloution is not run without AV or another AV. I did make the boot CD but I want to get this working. You said "Computers get viruses due to user ignorance" Running without AV is "user ignorance" thats even more ignorant than not getting updates W.O.W some people just don't need a PC.

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#13
April 20, 2011 at 20:36:02
AV is worthless to me. I lock my registry. If a virus is released today, it could be a week before the AV company knows it exists & adds the signature to their .dat files. Thanks but no thanks.

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#14
April 21, 2011 at 06:17:50
"Run your system in Safe Mode with Networking and then Restore your system."
eset was uninstalled in safemode. But I need AV. As for locking the registery to keep viruses out. If that is the case then why don't the OEM manufactors do that?
But if you lock the registery that will prevent anything from being installed? I just don't really understand what you mean by locking the registery. eset has offered to help I just have to get the tme to call. Like I said I am now confused about locking the registery because you would not be able to install other programs. And I heard viruses don't just affect the registery they can get into system folders also.

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#15
April 21, 2011 at 06:56:13
http://www.jacobsm.com/mjsoft.htm

I use mjregwatcher. It locks the registry. For something to be installed, it has to be set to accept.

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#16
April 21, 2011 at 07:00:16
"I use mjregwatcher. It locks the registry. For something to be installed, it has to be set to accept."

Is it anoying like UAC in Vista and 7?
Or maybe anoying like me? ha ha
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#17
April 21, 2011 at 16:53:45
You really don't even know it's running unless you forget to stop it when you are making changes. If you forget, then it drives you nuts until you realize your mistake.

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