I installed the updates today and my computer froze during the usual reboot.
All attempts to boot windows using all of the F8 options fail with an
immediate system freeze before the windows splash screen (normal boot modes)
or a spontaneous reboot (safe mode).
Before the problem, I had a fully patched and updated system.
I installed the following:
Critical stop error patch
malicious software scanner
All boot attempts immediately lock the computer before the windows splash
screen. safe mode boots result in a spontaneous reboot. I can't get into
the computer to even check the boot log. My winXP cd is an original winXP
home cd (before SP1 even) so I'd rather not have to completely re-install
Athlon 64 X2 4400
2 gig ram
boot drive is SATA
Nvidia nforce3 chipset motherboard
nvidia 6800GT video card
creative audigy2 ZS sound card
The computer worked fine before these updates. I put in one of those linux
live CDs to make sure it wasn't a hardware failure, and the computer runs
linux just fine so it's the windows installation that doesn't work anymore.
Microsoft seems to want $59 to even report the problem via email, so any help
will be appreciated.