Hello, my pc's antivirus/antispyware system (panda) periodically asks me to get updates for windows and yesterday it asked me to do an update urgently. It took my system about 1/2 hour to update and when trying to access windows it came up with the same error message. The technical info is as follows: STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x00000003, 0x82A10020, 0x82A10194, 0x805FA7A8)... I have windows office professional xp installed and I believe the system was trying to install service pack 3 when this happened...
Would anybody know how to resolve this problem? Should I restore the harddisk? I haven't got a clue. Thanks so much!!! Julia
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Re: Error message STOP 0x000000F4
Okay, first, try to boot to Safe Mode (hit F8 while booting) and run System Restore. Go back to a day or two before your issue occurred.
Once restored, open up My Computer, right click on your C Drive, then click "Properties", then the "Tools" tab, then under "Error Checking" click "Check Now". Then, reboot so it can run the scan. You might have a hard drive issue that Chkdsk can resolve. Post back with how this goes.
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This error is caused mostly by hardware, meaning, update to the latest drivers and double check that nothing is broken on the inside of the laptop and check to make sure nothing is stuck inside the inputs.
I have found that if you have an antivirus program running, this can have an effect on any service pack. Go into the task manager and under processes stop any antivirus, antispyware, messenger and any other non important services. Then try it again.
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This sounds strange, XP doesnt ask for codes usually.
I'd hazard that this is likely to be some form of virus or malware, get rid of panda antivirus and any other antivirus you have, and run AVG.
After installing it run a scan and see what it says, also run a couple of antispyware programs.
This is really hard to diagnose without looking at it, obviously if I could see it in front of me then it would take about 30 seconds to diagnose but I am pretty sure that doing the steps above will sort it.
I understand you receive an error message 0x80072EFE when trying to installing update from the Windows Update
website. This kind of issue may be caused by hardware/software
firewalls or proxy server or Windows category files are corrupted.
Let’s try the following steps to resolve this issue.
Step 1: Check background programs. ======================= Disable
firewalls or other Internet browser programs that can affect the
Internet connection. The following programs can affect the connection
to the Windows Update site and I suggest you remove or disable them:
McAfee firewall Norton Internet Security Zone Alarm Firewall Panda firewall
The error suggests that there is no bootable device available. Check if you are able to get to BIOS. Check for the hard drive . If hard drive is listed in BIOS, please run the diagnostics on the hard drive. If you get any error messages, then it could be an issue with the hard drive.
I agree. Re imaging or reinstalling the windows operating system seems like the only fix at this point since it seems like the anti virus isn't picking up the virus. Back up the files on an external hard drive and just reinstall windows.