Source: Security Focus
Microsoft Corp. withdrew a security improvement for its flagship Windows XP software after it crippled Internet connections for some of the 600,000 users who installed it.
Microsoft officials said Tuesday the update -- which had been available as an option since Friday on its "Windows Update" Web site -- apparently was incompatible with popular security software from other companies, such as Symantec Corp.
A friend--one of those computer people who delight in pointing out technology's pratfalls--sent me a link to a news story this week. The headline read: "Govt. official trapped in car after computer fails."
Source: The Inquirer
A READER SAYS he's still being plagued by the "delayed write error" that Windows XP displays and which he describes as a "gremlin in the works" and a "ghost in the machine".
The error sporadically occurs when re-formatting drives and is not confined to any particular combination of hardware.