Re: 822925 Cum IE Patch causes problem with XP built in admin account
From: PA Bear (PABear_at_mvps.org)
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 22:50:17 -0400
Please include all of the previous message in your replies. You may
crosspost to any other NG but please do so selectively.
Only other thing I can think of: Are you logged in as Administator when
installing the update(s)?
Do all of the installs leave you with Urlmon.dll version 6.00.2800.1226
(assuming 32-bit WinXP)? Anything telling in Windows Update.log?
-- ~PA Bear CC: Kelly HiMan wrote: >> "PA Bear" wrote... >>> Are your virus definitions up-to-date? Have you run a full system >>> scan after downloading new definitions? I suggest ruling this >>> possibility out. >> >> Yep and yep. Done that. >> >>> Have you installed all of the latest criticals via Windows Update? >>> Do you disable your anti-virus application prior to installing >>> updates and patches? >> >> As I mentioned, I first installed the downloaded patch while offline >> (the way I usually do updates). During troubleshooting I >> re-downloaded it, in case there could have been some file >> corruption. When this made no difference, I installed it directly >> from Windows Update while online. I did always disable my AV for the >> install. >> >>> Did you try uninstalling Q822925 (Add/Remove Programs>Internet >>> Explorer Q822925) and installing it anew (per the above) via >>> Windows Update? >> >> Yes, this was one of my tests. I also tried installing via Windows >> Update to a restored backup (no possible previous traces of this >> update). I must have tried at least 15 install variations by now :-( >> . E.g. also from built in admin account, from other admin account. >> >>> A much better forum for this query would be >>> news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general >> >> ...Any advice, how to post to yet a third group without "cluttering" >> the place with identical threads? >> <snip> >> As I mentioned, I can sort of "pinpoint" urlmon.dll as the file, >> that causes this problem on my machine. What has me stumped, is that >> only the built in admin account gets messed up. <paste> >> HiMan wrote: >>>> Installing the 822925 (newest cumulative IE6 Patch) causes some >>>> weird behavior on my XP Pro system installed on a FAT partition. >>>> >>>> It causes the built in (renamed) Admin account to be unusable. It >>>> seems to put all drives in restricted zone, thus each try to run >>>> anything from a shortcut or a program folder causes the MSG >>>> "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may >>>> not have >>>> the appropriate permission to access the item." >>>> >>>> I can run explorer from the run command and see in the status bar, >>>> that My Computer shows up as being in the My Computer zone, but all >>>> drive letters (including floppy) show up as being in Restricted >>>> sites zone. >>>> >>>> Running MMC and opening services gives an error MSG for expanded >>>> view AKA "will not be displayed properly, because ActiveX controls >>>> are not allowed to run." >>>> >>>> Services run, but no programs (e.g. Zonealarm's True Vector loads, >>>> but ZA GUI does not run, as it would need to be started from All >>>> Users Autostart.) Very much looks as if all and everything is in >>>> Restricted zone. >>>> >>>> I have seen at least two others posting with this problem.... >>>> >>>> Another existing admin account can be used just fine, as well as a >>>> normal user account. >>>> >>>> Trying to troubleshoot this problem, I imported the Current User IE >>>> zone settings from the working admin account to the not working one >>>> before installing the patch. Rebooted several times between several >>>> tries of installing the patch to a repeatedly restored and changed >>>> original. No Luck. >>>> >>>> Event log is no help (can't see any possibly related errors, as far >>>> as I can tell). >>>> >>>> Tried install with a re-downloaded patch --> makes no difference. >>>> Tried online install from Windows Update --> makes no difference. >>>> >>>> If the weird behavior was occurring in another admin account, I >>>> would just create a new one (a new one created with the patch >>>> already installed works just fine). But as it's causing the built >>>> in admin account to work no more ..? >>>> >>>> Further testing showed, that my problem seems to be caused by the >>>> new URLMON.DLL. If I replace just this dll with the old one, the >>>> built in admin account is working again.....