Xp updates!

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by CB, Feb 13, 2004.

  1. CB

    CB Guest

    I've just reinstalled XP home edition. I also have the Service pack 1 on CD.
    The problem is; When I try to install the service pack, I get the error:

    "cyclic redundancy check" failure. Any ideas I've never encountered this,
    when I've used the CD before!

    Updates on the web seem to be down as well.

    Any ideas?

    TIA

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    CB, Feb 13, 2004
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  2. CB

    DC Guest

    CB wrote:
    > I've just reinstalled XP home edition. I also have the Service pack 1 on CD.
    > The problem is; When I try to install the service pack, I get the error:


    > "cyclic redundancy check" failure. Any ideas I've never encountered this,
    > when I've used the CD before!


    You're getting stuck in one of the many endless (cyclic) loops that are
    purposely built into Windows[1]. This is a feature and can be considered
    perfectly normal behaviour.



    [1] Recently leaked Windows Source Code follows:
    http://edition.cnn.com/2004/TECH/internet/02/13/microsoft.code.ap/index.html

    #v+

    /* Source Code Windows */

    #include "win31.h"
    #include "win95.h"
    #include "win98.h"
    #include "workst~1.h"
    #include "evenmore.h"
    #include "oldstuff.h"
    #include "billrulz.h"
    #include "monopoly.h"
    #include "backdoor.h"
    #define INSTALL = HARD

    char make_prog_look_big(16000000);
    void main()
    {
    while(!CRASHED)
    {
    display_copyright_message();
    display_bill_rules_message();
    do_nothing_loop();

    if (first_time_installation)
    {
    make_100_megabyte_swapfile();
    do_nothing_loop();
    totally_screw_up_HPFS_file_system();
    search_and_destroy_the_rest_of-OS2();
    make_futile_attempt_to_damage_Linux();
    disable_Netscape();
    disable_RealPlayer();
    disable_Lotus_Products();
    hang_system();
    } //if
    write_something(anything);
    display_copyright_message();
    do_nothing_loop();
    do_some_stuff();

    if (still_not_crashed)
    {
    display_copyright_message();
    do_nothing_loop();
    basically_run_windows_31();
    do_nothing_loop();
    } // if
    } //while

    if (detect_cache())
    disable_cache();

    if (fast_cpu())
    {
    set_wait_states(lots);
    set_mouse(speed,very_slow);
    set_mouse(action,jumpy);
    set_mouse(reaction,sometimes);
    } //if

    /* printf("Welcome to Windows 3.1"); */
    /* printf("Welcome to Windows 3.11"); */
    /* printf("Welcome to Windows 95"); */
    /* printf("Welcome to Windows NT 3.0"); */
    /* printf("Welcome to Windows 98"); */
    /* printf("Welcome to Windows NT 4.0"); */
    printf("Welcome to Windows 2000");

    if (system_ok())
    crash(to_dos_prompt)
    else
    system_memory = open("a:\swp0001.swp",O_CREATE);

    while(something)
    {
    sleep(5);
    get_user_input();
    sleep(5);
    act_on_user_input();
    sleep(5);
    } // while
    create_general_protection_fault();

    } // main

    #v-

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    DC, Feb 13, 2004
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  3. CB

    Harrison Guest

    On 13 Feb 2004 15:31:59 GMT, DC <> wrote:

    >CB wrote:
    >> I've just reinstalled XP home edition. I also have the Service pack 1 on CD.
    >> The problem is; When I try to install the service pack, I get the error:

    >
    >> "cyclic redundancy check" failure. Any ideas I've never encountered this,
    >> when I've used the CD before!

    >
    >You're getting stuck in one of the many endless (cyclic) loops that are
    >purposely built into Windows[1]. This is a feature and can be considered
    >perfectly normal behaviour.
    >
    >
    >
    >[1] Recently leaked Windows Source Code follows:
    >http://edition.cnn.com/2004/TECH/internet/02/13/microsoft.code.ap/index.html



    You should give credit to the author of this. I saw it on Fark last night.
    ******************************************************************************
    >#v+
    >
    >/* Source Code Windows */
    >
    >#include "win31.h"
    >#include "win95.h"
    >#include "win98.h"
    >#include "workst~1.h"
    >#include "evenmore.h"
    >#include "oldstuff.h"
    >#include "billrulz.h"
    >#include "monopoly.h"
    >#include "backdoor.h"
    >#define INSTALL = HARD
    >
    >char make_prog_look_big(16000000);
    >void main()
    >{
    > while(!CRASHED)
    > {
    > display_copyright_message();
    > display_bill_rules_message();
    > do_nothing_loop();
    >
    > if (first_time_installation)
    > {
    > make_100_megabyte_swapfile();
    > do_nothing_loop();
    > totally_screw_up_HPFS_file_system();
    > search_and_destroy_the_rest_of-OS2();
    > make_futile_attempt_to_damage_Linux();
    > disable_Netscape();
    > disable_RealPlayer();
    > disable_Lotus_Products();
    > hang_system();
    > } //if
    > write_something(anything);
    > display_copyright_message();
    > do_nothing_loop();
    > do_some_stuff();
    >
    > if (still_not_crashed)
    > {
    > display_copyright_message();
    > do_nothing_loop();
    > basically_run_windows_31();
    > do_nothing_loop();
    > } // if
    > } //while
    >
    > if (detect_cache())
    > disable_cache();
    >
    > if (fast_cpu())
    > {
    > set_wait_states(lots);
    > set_mouse(speed,very_slow);
    > set_mouse(action,jumpy);
    > set_mouse(reaction,sometimes);
    > } //if
    >
    > /* printf("Welcome to Windows 3.1"); */
    > /* printf("Welcome to Windows 3.11"); */
    > /* printf("Welcome to Windows 95"); */
    > /* printf("Welcome to Windows NT 3.0"); */
    > /* printf("Welcome to Windows 98"); */
    > /* printf("Welcome to Windows NT 4.0"); */
    > printf("Welcome to Windows 2000");
    >
    > if (system_ok())
    > crash(to_dos_prompt)
    > else
    > system_memory = open("a:\swp0001.swp",O_CREATE);
    >
    > while(something)
    > {
    > sleep(5);
    > get_user_input();
    > sleep(5);
    > act_on_user_input();
    > sleep(5);
    > } // while
    > create_general_protection_fault();
    >
    >} // main
    >
    >#v-
     
    Harrison, Feb 13, 2004
    #3
  4. CB

    DC Guest

    Harrison wrote:
    > On 13 Feb 2004 15:31:59 GMT, DC <> wrote:


    >>CB wrote:
    >>> I've just reinstalled XP home edition. I also have the Service pack 1 on CD.
    >>> The problem is; When I try to install the service pack, I get the error:


    >>> "cyclic redundancy check" failure. Any ideas I've never encountered this,
    >>> when I've used the CD before!


    >>You're getting stuck in one of the many endless (cyclic) loops that are
    >>purposely built into Windows[1]. This is a feature and can be considered
    >>perfectly normal behaviour.


    >>[1] Recently leaked Windows Source Code follows:


    > You should give credit to the author of this. I saw it on Fark last night.


    (1) I don't have a clue what FARK is;
    (2) I don't know who the author is; and
    (3) this is apparently older than dust -- I would be surprised if
    *anyone* knows who originally wrote it.

    If you *do* know who the original author is, feel free to add the
    attribution on my behalf.

    --
    DC Registered Linux User #1000111011000111001

    Why I love Open Source: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=111601
     
    DC, Feb 13, 2004
    #4
  5. CB

    SgtMinor Guest

    DC wrote:
    >
    > Harrison wrote:
    > > On 13 Feb 2004 15:31:59 GMT, DC <> wrote:

    >
    > >>CB wrote:
    > >>> I've just reinstalled XP home edition. I also have the Service pack 1 on CD.
    > >>> The problem is; When I try to install the service pack, I get the error:

    >
    > >>> "cyclic redundancy check" failure. Any ideas I've never encountered this,
    > >>> when I've used the CD before!

    >
    > >>You're getting stuck in one of the many endless (cyclic) loops that are
    > >>purposely built into Windows[1]. This is a feature and can be considered
    > >>perfectly normal behaviour.

    >
    > >>[1] Recently leaked Windows Source Code follows:

    >
    > > You should give credit to the author of this. I saw it on Fark last night.

    >
    > (1) I don't have a clue what FARK is;
    > (2) I don't know who the author is; and
    > (3) this is apparently older than dust -- I would be surprised if
    > *anyone* knows who originally wrote it.
    >
    > If you *do* know who the original author is, feel free to add the
    > attribution on my behalf.


    http://makeashorterlink.com/?L1BB23667
     
    SgtMinor, Feb 13, 2004
    #5
  6. CB

    Professor Guest

    I don't know what that error is but I tried getting the new package at the
    advice of my server and after downloading it from Microsofts site XP told me
    it couldn't be installed because the file was corrupted. Maybe they have to
    fix the fix.
    "CB" <> wrote in message
    news:c0ip2r$17b38n$-berlin.de...
    > I've just reinstalled XP home edition. I also have the Service pack 1 on

    CD.
    > The problem is; When I try to install the service pack, I get the error:
    >
    > "cyclic redundancy check" failure. Any ideas I've never encountered this,
    > when I've used the CD before!
    >
    > Updates on the web seem to be down as well.
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > --
    > Craven Birds
    >
    > Bird sightings based around 'Craven' Skipton, North Yorks.
    > http://cravenbirds.mysite.freeserve.com/
    > http://mysite.freeserve.com/cravenbirds
    >
    >
    >
     
    Professor, Feb 14, 2004
    #6
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