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After XP SP3 Upgrade - Device Manager Empty / Network Connection Icons Missing

http://www.computerworld.com/action...asic&articleId=9089658&source=NLT_SEC&nlid=38

May 27, 2008 (Computerworld) Symantec Corp. has told users of its consumer security products that they should disable a feature in the software before upgrading to Windows XP Service Pack 3, or risk crippling their computers.

Within hours of Microsoft Corp. releasing Windows XP SP3 to its Windows Update service, users started reporting problems that included empty Device Managers and broken network connections that cut them off from the Internet or wireless networks. Users quickly identified the cause as large numbers of bogus keys -- all starting with nonsense characters such as " "$%&" -- that had flooded the registry.


In a post to a Symantec support forum, Reese Anschultz, a senior manager with the company, said users of Norton Internet Security, Norton AntiVirus and Norton 360 -- the firm's best-selling consumer security software titles -- should switch off the "SymProtect" feature before trying to install XP SP3.
More links here:

http://norton.lithium.com/norton/bo...k&thread.id=967&view=by_date_ascending&page=1

http://forums.microsoft.com/technet...0&siteid=17&sb=0&d=1&at=7&ft=11&tf=0&pageid=0
 
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