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    ibot Guest

    Default "Fatal Error"

    I recently installed "ZoneAlarm Security Suite".
    A ran well for about a week. Now when I boot up (Windows XP) I get a "Window Update Complete" message; then a "Fatal Error" message; some text briefly flashes on screen (to quick to read) then the blue screen, then it turns off.
    I'm currently sending this from work since I can't get my computer working.
    Any Ideas, anyone?

    Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite
    Software Version:6.0

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    billc Guest

    Default Re: "Fatal Error"

    Open your Event Viewer found in your Administrative Tools and click on 'System' to see what might be causing the crash. Just look for the red circle with a X through it. Then click to highlight the entry, now right click and select 'Properties'. See what the Description says happened.

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    flyyourway Guest

    Default Re: "Fatal Error"

    Ha-HA Bill his computer wont even boot,he may have to use safe mode to accomplish this feat.He may also have a virus or some sort of driver conflict.

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    billc Guest

    Default Re: "Fatal Error"

    I guess I've been reading too many posts here and missed the 'can't boot' problem. He could try the Safe Mode.

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    flyyourway Guest

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    HeHe BILL,its ok you and others here who help out daily are entitled to all the mistakes in the world.Was just pointing it out to you,Have a beer on me,opps you dont drink beer,how bout a cold glass of WATER?

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    ibot Guest

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    Thanks for the info.
    However since it was the weekend and the computer I sent this e-mail on was @ work, I resorted to calling Microsoft support.
    After a significant amount of time, it was determined that I should run a repair to XP Home edition to correct the error message I received.
    Apparently there was a hardware/software conflict.
    My attempts to repair the problem would only get so far until I discovered that windows setup woud return a message
    that it could not find any mass storage device.
    This was due to the fact that my Hard drive driver was corrupted.
    I re-installed the driver,
    but the in XP operating repair kept locking at one point or another. It was at this point I did a fresh clean installation.
    Although my computer is up and running again.
    I still need to re-install many previously installed programs.
    I hesitate to jump on the internet with out good security protection.
    After reading the other replies to my original post I also hesitate to download and re-install The ZoneAlarm Security Suite I just purchased for fear that this program may have caused this problem.
    Now what?

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    billc Guest

    Default Re: "Fatal Error"

    I tend to agree with Microsoft, there was likely a conflict between drivers one of which could have been Zone Alarm's True Vector. However, if you've done a fresh install of Windows, I think now would be a good time to install ZASS again before your other programs. If there is going to be a problem, the soon you find it, the better in my view. Anyway, that's my opinion.

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