8887 and my desktop pc were working fine until on ebay and suddenly a rash of norton anti-virus red virus alert dialogs came up on the pc (don't remember if the 8887 was even on at that moment), saying 'trojan horse', til I finally just rebooted to stop the dialogs. I did a full NAV scan of both and found nothing. Then, everything was fine, except I could not browse to ebay any more! Any place else I could go, just not ebay. Both machines are winXP pro. I finally did a non-destructive reinstall of win xp on the pc, and everything was fine again. Tried doing the same on the 8887, no go, the process hung up. So I got a tech guy from the local college to help me with a full partition reinstall on the 8887, and everything fine except for one thing: I can't do a windows update. I go there, then hit 'scan for updates' and nothing happens for about 3 minutes, then I get an error message. I've tried getting help from a ms public NG, and I just get some gobbledegook about going into the registry and making some changes, something I really don't think I should have to do with a freshly installed XP pro. Anyway, I did try one regedit suggestion, and lo, I could now get through 'scan for updates' (though slowly), but could not choose to download any of the 45 items shown there. By the way, I do have a wireless network and router, never open email attachments unless expected/from someone I know, run outlook express in text only mode, etc, so I don't know how/why I got hit in the first place. Is there some way I can get winxp pro cleanly reinstalled so I can start fresh, get all my win updates, hide behind my router's firewall, and be happy again?
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7/21/04 at 10:06am