HELP needed with widows update

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Rooster, Jan 4, 2002.

  1. Rooster

    Rooster Guest

    When I click "Windows update" from the start menu, It loads a browser, then
    I select "scan for updates" and off it goes....I get "windows is looking for
    available updates, then I get an error message:

    Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close ...

    "More information" gives this:
    AppName: iexplore.exe AppVer: 6.0.2600.0 ModName: ntdll.dll
    ModVer: 5.1.2600.0 Offset: 0000215c

    Any ideas please ?
  2. DrX

    DrX Guest

    the best thing to do is

    go to start .. run and type sfc

    thats the system file checker , hopefully it will repair the problem
  3. Rooster

    Rooster Guest

    Out of frustration... and the fact that it was 3am, and bourbon powered - I decided to use system restore... a couple of progs needed reinstalling, but its fine now (famous last words !!!)


  4. zman

    zman Guest


    i have a similar problem, i drink whiskey , break my PC , wake up and abuse my computer :)

    then try to remeber exactly what i did to it the night before

    yes system restore is quite good for that :p
  5. Rooster

    Rooster Guest

    Found the culprit !!!
    it was the util for setting refresh rates on a Nvidia card !!

    Now if only i could set the refresh rates maually .... any ideas ?