I'm running with MS XP Professional, version 2002, service pack 3.
Many of you may well have already heard that there are some problems being encountered by some users with trying to install the update for SQL S/Pack 3. KB970892.
As I do a lot of traveling with my work, I dropped the laptop off to a highly recommended technician in the hope that he could resolve this for me.
On my return he told me he had removed the software "SQL Server 2005 S/P-3" as I "probably never use it", and sent me on my way.
Despite this I still have in my Program list the following:- MS SQL Server Desktop Engine, MS SQL Serv Native Client, MS SQL Serv Setup Support and MS SQL Serv VSS Writer.
As yet I don't believe I've had a problem due to the absence of SQL Server 2005, but wouldn't bet on it.
And at least 3 times a day the MS Automatic Updates software tries to download and install the Security Update fix from KB item 970892.
Would be most grateful if any list member could point out to me something I should do to restore the status quo and resolve this ongoing problem. Using either of the MS "System Restore" tool or the IBM/Lenovo Rescue and Recovery package have not helped either to recover SQL Server 2005 or to rectify the update implementation problem.
In all fairness to MS, I have to say that in fifteen years of using their products, I've never suffered the "blue screen of death" and this is the first hiccup I've had with an Automatic Update.
Colleagues, your assistance is most gratefully sought in resolving this hiccup.
With kind regards,