VITAL - SWITCH OFF the UPDATES
Posted: 01-19-2009, 08:51 PM
Switch off the modem, or better, remove the plug.
Make sure you have no wireless Internet connections.
You are now running OFF-LINE.
Close the system down, wait and reboot. Use the machine for a time.
Keep doing this for a few days.
If you are interrupted at any time by the announcement "Updates are
being configured", followed by "Section 2 of 3 28% completed",
followed by a crash, followed by a reboot and "Section 3 of 3 98%
completed", then you have a Microsoft BUG.
That bug takes random bytes from NOWHERE (because your Internet
connections had been disconnected). It uses a RANDOM address, and puts
a RANDOM number of RANDOM bytes into the RAM. This is just like a
"Trojan virus" in that the smaller bug creates bigger bugs by
overwriting the good bits of code.
Fortunately, it is not saved on the hard disk. The copy of the
operating system on the hard disk only has the original bug.
It is no use trying to download Service Pack 1, which is purported to
fix the fault. It doesn't work. Obviously, Microsoft have never tested
it. It reports "already installed" on a NEW machine where it was not
already installed, and refuses to go further.
The "Updates" are similarly impossible to download.
So if you have this bug, turn off the updates. The operating system
may take five days before it stops the fake "Updates", but after it
does the system will be cleaner.
Charles Douglas Wehner