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Montenegro
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      01-09-2006
I have an XP, AMD Athlon...

I haven't download the upgrades for a while. Las night I did it, and one of
them was something call "startup pack", or something like that.

When I restart the computer, now, I get the welcome sign, then the desktop
comes out, but then turns off and restarts again, over and over and over...

I apreciate any help please

Montenegro


 
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www.seph.ca
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      01-09-2006
You are likely ****ed.
You are likely using an unauthorised copy of XP.
They have a new procedure in place at MS for past few months, that if you
download updates without a proper XP, you get bombed.
I have to tell you it happened to me.
On a fresh install, luckily.
But I did 4 fresh installs that week on 2 machines, and it only happened
that once.
Apparently its arbitrary.
With those following 3 installs, I ghosted my drive before each patch
expecting another crash and bomb.
It never came.
I was able to do the updates, tho I kept auto update off, and did them
manually.
Some you have to go on the net and find.
For this and many other reasons I asked for XP for XMAS, and have a valid
copy for 1st time since WIN98 1st edition.
Back to the matter at hand, my tech tells me he sees a lot of this lately.
If you want to save your hard drive data, and have access to another hispeed
pc. You can go get knoppix, its an os that runs from cd, no hd required, and
you can use that to ACCESS, BACKUP, SAVE your data.

Good luck.
Like I said.
I think you are ****ed.

~S~


 
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doberek
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      01-09-2006
U might be having a Sasser Worm on ur comp.

 
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Montenegro
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      01-09-2006
Oh no! I bought this computer in future shop, and everything is legit,
man...

I hope you wrong.... let's see

thanks for the info

M


"www.seph.ca" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:y_vwf.16403$(E-Mail Removed).. .
> You are likely ****ed.
> You are likely using an unauthorised copy of XP.
> They have a new procedure in place at MS for past few months, that if you
> download updates without a proper XP, you get bombed.
> I have to tell you it happened to me.
> On a fresh install, luckily.
> But I did 4 fresh installs that week on 2 machines, and it only happened
> that once.
> Apparently its arbitrary.
> With those following 3 installs, I ghosted my drive before each patch
> expecting another crash and bomb.
> It never came.
> I was able to do the updates, tho I kept auto update off, and did them
> manually.
> Some you have to go on the net and find.
> For this and many other reasons I asked for XP for XMAS, and have a valid
> copy for 1st time since WIN98 1st edition.
> Back to the matter at hand, my tech tells me he sees a lot of this lately.
> If you want to save your hard drive data, and have access to another
> hispeed pc. You can go get knoppix, its an os that runs from cd, no hd
> required, and you can use that to ACCESS, BACKUP, SAVE your data.
>
> Good luck.
> Like I said.
> I think you are ****ed.
>
> ~S~
>
>



 
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fred-bloggs
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      01-09-2006
"Montenegro" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
news:Jvvwf.878$(E-Mail Removed):

> I have an XP, AMD Athlon...
>
> I haven't download the upgrades for a while. Las night I did it, and
> one of them was something call "startup pack", or something like that.
>
> When I restart the computer, now, I get the welcome sign, then the
> desktop comes out, but then turns off and restarts again, over and
> over and over...
>


When you get to desktop stop the shutdown by
start menu
run...
shutdown -a
OK

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BigHairyBeanBag
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      01-09-2006
On Mon, 9 Jan 2006 10:42:32 -0500, "Montenegro" <(E-Mail Removed)>
wrote:

>I have an XP, AMD Athlon...
>
>I haven't download the upgrades for a while. Las night I did it, and one of
>them was something call "startup pack", or something like that.
>
>When I restart the computer, now, I get the welcome sign, then the desktop
>comes out, but then turns off and restarts again, over and over and over...
>
>I apreciate any help please
>
>Montenegro
>

That is why I refuse to download those updates. Last time I did it, I
got infested with viruses and spyware. Hackers target Microsoft and
attach viruses and spyware to each and every upgrade download done by
Windows users to damage a perfectly working computer. I have been
infested by rootkits which happened to me a month ago and it was hard
to get rid of it unless I did a hard drive wipe and reload Windows
2000 Pro. I haven't done any upgrades ever since. I will not do it
anymore because I do not want to get infested by viruses and spyware.
So I keep the auto update turned off permanently.
 
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=?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=
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      01-09-2006
BigHairyBeanBag wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Jan 2006 10:42:32 -0500, "Montenegro" <(E-Mail Removed)>
> wrote:
>
>
>>I have an XP, AMD Athlon...
>>
>>I haven't download the upgrades for a while. Las night I did it, and one of
>>them was something call "startup pack", or something like that.
>>
>>When I restart the computer, now, I get the welcome sign, then the desktop
>>comes out, but then turns off and restarts again, over and over and over...
>>
>>I apreciate any help please
>>
>>Montenegro
>>

>
> That is why I refuse to download those updates. Last time I did it, I
> got infested with viruses and spyware. Hackers target Microsoft and
> attach viruses and spyware to each and every upgrade download done by
> Windows users to damage a perfectly working computer. I have been
> infested by rootkits which happened to me a month ago and it was hard
> to get rid of it unless I did a hard drive wipe and reload Windows
> 2000 Pro. I haven't done any upgrades ever since. I will not do it
> anymore because I do not want to get infested by viruses and spyware.
> So I keep the auto update turned off permanently.


So your theory is that all MS updates are infected? Funny how I've not
been hit by this nor have I heard of this from anyone else.
 
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      01-09-2006
Montenegro wrote:
> I have an XP, AMD Athlon...
>
> I haven't download the upgrades for a while. Las night I did it, and one of
> them was something call "startup pack", or something like that.
>
> When I restart the computer, now, I get the welcome sign, then the desktop
> comes out, but then turns off and restarts again, over and over and over...
>
> I apreciate any help please


Have you tried hitting F8 on startup and choose to start up with last
known good configuration?
 
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joevan
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      01-09-2006
On Mon, 09 Jan 2006 11:39:39 -0500, Rgr <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>BigHairyBeanBag wrote:
>> On Mon, 9 Jan 2006 10:42:32 -0500, "Montenegro" <(E-Mail Removed)>
>> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>I have an XP, AMD Athlon...
>>>
>>>I haven't download the upgrades for a while. Las night I did it, and one of
>>>them was something call "startup pack", or something like that.
>>>
>>>When I restart the computer, now, I get the welcome sign, then the desktop
>>>comes out, but then turns off and restarts again, over and over and over...
>>>
>>>I apreciate any help please
>>>
>>>Montenegro
>>>

>>
>> That is why I refuse to download those updates. Last time I did it, I
>> got infested with viruses and spyware. Hackers target Microsoft and
>> attach viruses and spyware to each and every upgrade download done by
>> Windows users to damage a perfectly working computer. I have been
>> infested by rootkits which happened to me a month ago and it was hard
>> to get rid of it unless I did a hard drive wipe and reload Windows
>> 2000 Pro. I haven't done any upgrades ever since. I will not do it
>> anymore because I do not want to get infested by viruses and spyware.
>> So I keep the auto update turned off permanently.

>
>So your theory is that all MS updates are infected? Funny how I've not
>been hit by this nor have I heard of this from anyone else.

Yeah me thinks it's funny too. Methinks another troll got out from
under the bridge.
His handle fits.
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Sharani al-Rawandi
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      01-09-2006
joevan <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> I weigh 235 pounds and somehow I feel like I should weigh less. I'm
> very afraid of hitting 240 pounds and I don't know why... Please help
> me.


 
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