XP Freezes on Windows Update

  old jim 16:24 29 Jan 05

I wonder if anyone can help me, every time I click on Windows update, Internet Explore freezes solid and I have to use task manager to shut it down.
I have tried using IE for normal surfing, and it works fine until, I try to go to the Microsoft site.
It is not a big problem, as I can still download and save updates using Firefox, but it is very annoying.
Hoping someone has some ideas.
Regards Jim

My Laptop is a AJP D500E and has the following specs
Intel Pentium 4 Processor, 3.0GHz (Prescott)
800MHz FSB & HyperThreading
1024MB 400DDR RAM
80GB HDD 4200RPM Partioned into 4 Partitions dual booting XP and Mepis Linux
Combo DVD/CD-RW Drive
Built in 3.5” FDD
Built in 56K fax/modem
Built in 10/100/1000-Giga LAN Ethernet Adapter
15” TFT UXGA (1600x1200)
ATI Mobility Radeon M11 with Integrated AGP 8x
128MB DDR Video RAM & DirectX 9 support
Ports: 4xUSB 2.0, IEEE Firewire, IrDA
TV-Out, Parallel, Monitor, PS/2, S/P Dif output
Audio DJ onboard
Smart Li-Ion Battery, Lasts about 55 Minues
Dimensions: 329mm(w)x290mm(d)x44mm(h)
Weight: 3.7Kg

It came Windows XP Home with SP1a and I have kept it up to date with updates.
I am running Norton System Works and Zone Alarm Pro, with AdAware and SpyBot.

  Diodorus Siculus 19:09 29 Jan 05

Try running the system file checker:



sfc /scannow

Or a repair of IE: click here

  old jim 21:15 29 Jan 05

Thanks for the post, unfortunatly nither of your sugestions solved the problem.
A well! I will just have to continue using Firefox to download my updates.
Regards Jim

  old jim 21:24 29 Jan 05

I Take it Back! I Take it Back! It does work.
I was just impatient, and thought it was just hanging again.

Thanks Again
Consider your self kissed.

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