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Oh Cripes !!

I seem to have a run of crappy PC issues.

I have a Toshiba laptop running XP-PRO....the last few days have seen it install latest updates from Windows and then when I restart my computer..My net connection is DEAD !!...

Only using RESTORE fixes it.

THREE times I have done this and so I have had to turn off the auto update thingy !

Has anyone else had this problem ?...I'm a little lost as I know there are updates my computer needs but why would it disable my net connection ?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 11/07/2008 14:57:20 »
HAHA. OMG. Dude Neil that totaly happened to us.

I did that also. It didn't work so I went further back and further back.

But what was weird is sometimes the internet will work and it will go away on the desktop, but it would work all the time on the laptop. So we skipped the router and it worked just fine on the desktop (but not on the laptop of course) and now i switched it over to the router again and it seems to be fine.. Hum..
 

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« Reply #2 on: 11/07/2008 15:22:40 »
HAHA. OMG. Dude Neil that totaly happened to us.

I did that also. It didn't work so I went further back and further back.

But what was weird is sometimes the internet will work and it will go away on the desktop, but it would work all the time on the laptop. So we skipped the router and it worked just fine on the desktop (but not on the laptop of course) and now i switched it over to the router again and it seems to be fine.. Hum..


Hmmth !!!...so glad my sorrow is bringing you joy !! >:( ;) ;)

Well, I do have the router connected directly to the laptop and I don;t know what to do except go through the laborious process of installing each update complete individually and going through a time consuming process of elimination type thing !...and I don't want to do that !.....

Glad it's ok for you chum !
 

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« Reply #3 on: 11/07/2008 15:29:36 »
It took a few days to straighten up. Like its confusing. Everything works now and we didn't do anything yesterday about it after it stoped working and just ya. ha.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 11/07/2008 18:12:50 »
I had that keep happening and it finally crashed.. Damien came and wiped it clean and we went with a new lenux system which is good so far but I struggle with pictures as I have not learned how to do it properly.. I am however getting better at it!

Anyway I think the updates were definitely causing the trouble.. it happened every time after a update... seems like at one point it was a certain update that was causing it... I had a problem with my norton updates  doing the same thing also!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 11/07/2008 18:25:05 »
 

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« Reply #7 on: 11/07/2008 20:57:21 »
Yes, the cause of this is dear old microsoft. A security fix in their latest round of updates is incompatible with zonealarm's firewall, leading to all net traffic being blocked.

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« Reply #8 on: 11/07/2008 22:27:56 »
Thank you, thank you, thank you. :)

I have had several phone calls about this but couldn't tell what the problem was as I'm not a windows user. ;D



 

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« Reply #9 on: 11/07/2008 23:46:31 »
Yes, the cause of this is dear old microsoft. A security fix in their latest round of updates is incompatible with zonealarm's firewall, leading to all net traffic being blocked.

Chris
As That Mad Man said..THANK EWE THANK EWE THANK EWE Chris !!!


This solves it !!

 

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« Reply #10 on: 12/07/2008 00:27:40 »
If any of you have a Zone Alarm Firewall don't install this month's Microsoft patch bundle. One of the patches is in conflict with Zone Alarm and you will lose all internet connectivity, no e mails, no surfing, waaahhhhh.
I had to pay 1 a minute to my ISP helpline to find out what was causing my problem. Zone Alarm have a news flash about it too.
You need to remove KB951748 using Add Remove programs in Control panel for the time being because there isn't yet a fix. Then of course you have to turn off automatic updates or the stupid thing will just re download itself. And it will no doubt redownload again next month unless Microsoft withdraw the offending patch. Or produce a fixer.

After you remove the culprit you have to restart the pc. I had already worked out it was the patches that had bust my connection, just wasn't sure why, which one, or how to remove it. Never had to do that before. I had to do a system restore to get rid of the problem first time. That worked too, but of course the pc immediately redownloaded the offender, I installed, the pc broke, yada yada.....


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« Reply #11 on: 12/07/2008 10:14:13 »
Isn't Microsoft wonderful!
 

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« Reply #12 on: 12/07/2008 12:13:58 »
It's quite scary really isn't it. I was trying to work out, last night, how many hours were wasted around the planet by people fiddling with their PCs to "fix" them, and how much money phone consultancy and helpline companys made through people calling premium rate lines.

I think Microsoft have cost us all, on aggregate, a lot of money. I certainly spent quite a while sorting out what was wrong with my laptop when it suddenly refused to see the Internet last weekend.

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« Reply #13 on: 12/07/2008 12:44:02 »
Well, I'm not going to sit here resting on my laurels and allow  Microsoft to get away with it ....I'm sending Bill Gates an Invoice for 2.43 and he better pay up !
 

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« Reply #14 on: 12/07/2008 12:47:59 »
It's quite scary really isn't it. I was trying to work out, last night, how many hours were wasted around the planet by people fiddling with their PCs to "fix" them, and how much money phone consultancy and helpline companys made through people calling premium rate lines.

I think Microsoft have cost us all, on aggregate, a lot of money. I certainly spent quite a while sorting out what was wrong with my laptop when it suddenly refused to see the Internet last weekend.

Chris


...and what about the stress ?.....My heart literally sank when I thought something terminal had happened to my laptop. My business relies heavily on the net and I could feel my BP going through the roof with the impending worry that was accumulating !...I want severance compensation too !
 

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« Reply #15 on: 12/07/2008 15:47:59 »
Fortunately, There is now a zonelarm patch that fixes this !

Just download their latest version and all should be well !
 

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« Reply #16 on: 12/07/2008 15:50:02 »
It's quite funny. My ISP didn't know ANYTHING about his. Haha
 

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« Reply #17 on: 12/07/2008 16:00:56 »
It's quite funny. My ISP didn't know ANYTHING about his. Haha

Thanks for your great info above Mr Ryan sir  !

 

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« Reply #18 on: 15/08/2008 17:58:35 »
Thanks GUys.. I can go back now if I so choose!
 

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