I also have AV Linux 5 (Debian 4) dual-booting on this machine.
Am posting this from Safe Mode. Could not get into normal Windows. Eventually ran a `Repair Windows' from Dell CD, and it's worse! Same screen after CD finished & reboot. If I attempt normal boot, after a few seconds it spontaneously reboots. Only SM will get me to a normal screen. I now face a full Windows re-install.
In America they have a FreePhone number to call. Not in the UK. Ploughed through the URL given as a link on one of the KB pages & was given a Support Case Number: 1157872147 & phone number. The options on screen that I was told to select did not exist on the phone, but eventually got a "Microsoft Security Essentials" option. Chose that, and it gave me a web URL to use, then cutoff. B*stards.
Last known configuration (no change) Safe Mode Recovery (twice, different days) (no change)
I'm a long-term Windows professional, but cannot for the life of me decipher what is causing this problem. I'm now back to a SP2 from-the-CD fileset, and it simply will not startup in Windows. Spontaneous reboot.
I'll have one last try with msconfig, disabling everything, then it's a full Windows reinstall. Ack.
You are not the only one. I have/had the same problem. Some days ago I had the same problem (one of the patches applied there was the kb2555917). That day after >10 reboots, safe modes, ... suddenly the machine was back. Depending on the 'mood' it was either stuck on the black screen with the mouse or I got a BSOD (but with Stop 0x000000F4). I will continue checking and rebooting. After the problems this morning I installed a backup server so I have the machine to play with...
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2555917) Security Update for Windows XP (KB2507938) Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - July 2011 (KB890830)
Service Pack 2 7 13 2011 20:37:57.375 Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\ntoskrnl.exe Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\hal.dll ... Loaded driver ohci1394.sys Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\1394BUS.SYS Loaded driver Mup.sys Did not load driver ACPI Multiprocessor PC Did not load driver Audio Codecs Did not load driver Legacy Audio Drivers Did not load driver Media Control Devices Did not load driver Legacy Video Capture Devices Did not load driver Video Codecs Did not load driver Audio Codecs Did not load driver Legacy Audio Drivers
Msg#: 4339055 posted 11:27 am on Jul 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
My machine is up & running now again. Yesturday I made annother (unsuccessful) attempt to install the 2 KB's and ended up with BSOD again. Then I gave up and turned the system off. This morning I restored a backup & restarted. Then I first inatalled the KB2533623, KB2545698, KB2547666 & KB2552343 which wre also pending. Then after the next reboot I installed the KB2507938 and rebooted, finally I even managed to install KB2555917. The only thing that I have changed in addition is that i previously had a 'nonstandart' config of rpc which I had banned from the external NIC. I have reset the config with 'netsh rpc reset' to be back to normal...
Try to spend some more time reboothing the machine (safe mode & normal boot) before reinstalling...