XP Hotfix prevents boot up?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Precinct, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. Precinct

    Precinct Guest

    After a close encounter with that pesky Blaster worm on the 16th of august,
    i decided a reformat and reinstall of XP was in order. Everything went
    smoothly but everytime i update with the Windows XP (sp2) Q329115 security
    patch (which deals with identity spoofing) my PC wont boot up. When i power
    on, the usual screens fly by but just as the Windows logo should appear, a
    blue screen with some error info flashes before my eyes for about 1/10th of
    a second ( i cant make any of it out) and the machine restarts and the same
    happens ad infinitum. Starting in safe mode and erasing the Hotfix does the
    trick. Should i just ignore the patch?
    I should also point out i recently flashed my bios (Asus A7A266) to the
    latest version so i could order a faster CPU. Could this have caused
    Precinct, Aug 19, 2003
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