xp update problems

  taffhughes 21:41 03 Mar 2004
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I tried to download the windows updates but it failed
since then i am unable to close any windows in explorer, apart from ctrl - alt - del
I tried to go back on to windows update download but it's history just said that the downlod failed
It does not give any options to try again

any help would be gratefull

  VoG II 21:51 03 Mar 2004

Have you tried System Restore back to before you tried to install the update?

  taffhughes 21:58 03 Mar 2004

Yes I tried system restor. The computer is new and as recomended, i tried to update straight away

  Big Elf 22:07 03 Mar 2004

What was the update you were trying to install? If it's under 2MB I can email it to you.

  AL D. 22:38 03 Mar 2004

if you have sp1 already instaled...click here

  taffhughes 10:54 04 Mar 2004

The only problem that I can find is that I can not close an explorer window either but clicking the red cross on the top right hand side, by going to the file menu and clicking close or by richt clicking on the start menu bar.
the only way to close them is ctrl-alt-del

  taffhughes 12:00 04 Mar 2004

I EXPERIMRNTED WITH SETTINGS ON IE AND FOUND THAT UNDER THE VIEW MENU IT HAD A TICK AGAINST LOCK THE TOOL BARS, SO I UNTICKED IT AND HEY PRESTO I CAN NOW CLOSE IE
BUT I HAVE NOTICED THAT THE TAB BUTTON ON MY KEYBOARD WILL NOT WORK ON IE

  taffhughes 12:07 04 Mar 2004

I CARRIED ON PLAYING AROUND WITH IE SETTINGS AND FOUND THAT IN THE VIEW MENU UNDER ENCODING THAT UNICODE WAE TICKED, SO I TICKED AUTO SELECT AND MY TAB BUTTON NOW WORKS

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