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Re: After Ms patches last Wed ... Apr 20 2004 07:39PM
Greg Kujawa (greg kujawa diamondcellar com)
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Don't know if this is duplicate info from another message, but there are two different issues with the KB835732 update. Specifically on Windows 2000 machines.

The first issue involves cached data in RAM. If a machine is rebooted immediately after applying the update there is a chance that the BSOD will come up. The STOP error is described as DRIVER_IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. A hard reboot will eliminate this transient error.

The second issue involves problems with the IPSec Policy Agent Service. This is enabled to start automatically with the update and it can lead to the CPU pegging. Stopping the service and disabling it will elimiate this issue.

Can't say that Microsoft can claim these issues were the result of updates being rushed to market. Most of the vulnerabilities were brought to their attention 6 months ago. At least the issues aren't as bad as Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6. That broke the TCP/IP stack and really had me scrambling back then resuscitating my servers!

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>(As usual, and obviously: not speaking on behalf of my employer.)

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>I didn't see anything unusual, neither with my Win2k nor with my WinXP =

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>It'd be a machine specific or something conflicts with some DLL(s).=20

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>It is usual to replace some DLL(s) when install some program(s).

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>Cheers.

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>Nelson Brito

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