Soon after starting up my laptop this morning it tried to restart all on its own, ending up with it hung up with a black screen and only the white cursor showing. It would not respond to any key inputs.
After turning it off and restarting a message appeared from the toolbar telling me an automatic Windows update had necessitated a restart and might prevent my computer working properly! Charming! After googling I found this:-
Thanks, I may well end up following your advice. But if you read the full article in my post above, you will find that the KB932823 was first issue in March (without the v3!) and caused trouble for users then so has now been modified and issued in 2 parts. The second instalment comes next month. The laptop I referred to originally is very old and I am not surprised it locked up.
My newer twin core laptop has upgraded automatically with no problem at all, but I think all XP users need to be aware of the possibility of this update causing problems especially if they are setup for automatic updates older computers.
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