I’ve been updating my Sony VAIO GXR600 running win2k sp4 that I booted up for the first time this week since april of 2007. There were 80+ security/important windows updates and I didn’t try to download/install all at once. I’ve been doing about 10 at a time.
A lot of the updates listed were to windows media player or other media components. Before installing any media updates I uninstalled WMP 7.1 and installed WMP9 for win2k at the MS download site. I don’t know if WMP really gets any more secure w/ increasing version number, but it’s always in the lists of security recs.
I don’t remember if that install required a reboot. IF it did, then win2k booted ok after installing WMP, The problem happened on the reboot after using Windows Update and installing any media updates still listed. On the required reboot I got a blue screen w/ the message “Driver unloaded w/out canceling pending operations” that blamed cdr4_2k.sys.
I was able to boot the Sony into safe mode and I’m using my not-finished setting-up-after-OS-reinstall thinkpad to internet. Googling associates this error w/ WMP, Roxio drivers and DivX , I’ve never had Roxio installed on the Sony, but a search for cdr4_2k.sys on the hd yielded 2 - one installed w/ Genie Pro backup software.that’s in program files & is a Sonic driver. The cdr4_2k.sys in system32 is a Roxio driver.
I don’t know what DivX is, but I don’t think it’s on the Sony. Not under Add/Remove anyway.
Will uninstalling WMP help at this point? Should I uninstall the updates also?