Automatically downloaded Microsoft XP pro update on my network PC's last night when I fired them up this morning my network was totally screwed up I have just got things up & running having been at it since this morning. Connectivity was non existant wouldn't let my IPCop DCHP allocate IP addresses. Initially thought it was an IPCop problem so spent some time testing & checking with no problem showing Finally aging brain remembered that update was trying to shut me down last night so left it to it before finally shutting down. I ran a restore to last thursday date & Bingo all working! Dunno what the update entailed but it sure screwed me up for 5 or 6 hours!
I have now answered my own question and phoned my friend. i.e click Start, Control Panel, Add or remove programmes, then tick box to show updates. I did not see the updates at first, but when I reopened it there they all were with dates and KB912919 installed today! Thanks
Well I'm not sure exactly what my problem is I'm still losing my network after leaving PC's idle for some time IPCop DHCP lease times out & for whatever reason doesn't renew so PC's allocate themselves random IP addresses so stop network communication I had a similar problem a year or so ago - just long enough to forget how I fixed it! It's working again at the moment for how long I'm not sure. Fixing the IP address established some communication on another PC in the network enabled me to connect to IPcop but still couldn't get on line. Then I tried this PC & connected immediately! What can I say!
Recently I had an automatic download and I had to reboot the beast before it would be effective. Fortunately I was sitting in front of the PC so I opted for the reboot and all was well. Did you reboot? May not be your answer but..........
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