Okay Boys and Girls
I know most of you are probably cavorting happily (?) in the land of 2004, but I have a question regarding XP Pro hotfixes, and their effect on SWX stability (completely hosed) specifically 2003, but also 2004 (oh look...as I write this a rendering in 2004 has just given me an application / memory access error...grr).
I'm running:2003 SP4 (2004 SP0 dual install) Win XP Pro (all the latest security fixes) Athlon XP2600+ 1024MB Leadtek K17NCR18GM mobo 3DLabs VP560 ( drv 3.1.535.0) 80GB HDD blah blah
The system was running fine (with the odd glitch in SWX and Q3A) until Thursday evening, when I decided that it would be a good idea to get the latest windows hotfixes (Windows Update).
After doing the major security fixes I started to experience complete machine hangs (i.e. mouse and keyboard locked, no means of warm reboot, so rip the cable out of the back), typically when opening a new sketch, or editing an existing one.
Today, I thought that it would be an even better idea to get the remaining fixes (DX9 and something else that I can't remember) and dutifully sat there for 45mins doing that (dial up modem). I'm now suffering from render crashes and lockups in Solidworks and also when surfing...
Have any of you experienced anything like this, and if so what have you done about it (other than throwing a tantrum after the 20th crash)?