Chriscjgs wrote:NAV2001, NAV2002 and Norton's SystemWorks 2002 Pro do tend to conflict WinXP SP1. I've experienced damage on a gateway computer which would require a clean re-install of the OS. The computer crashed so many times on start up and re-starts and then the damage occurs.
I do find a standard WinXP works fine even though originally NAV2001 as incompatible with WinXP. I was originally using the factory OEM version of NAV2002 and installed NAV2001. The problem I experienced last year was with the registry, the network settings and network access became impossible with the NAV2001.
There is a news report of a WinXP update glitch which is very similar to what I experienced last year. See above. I also did experienced network Internet sharing as affected as well.
For some reason, the Symantec anti-virus and firewall software does conflict with Microsoft’s updates. Internet and network access becomes impossible and irreversible damage can occur in the network settings.
Microsoft has done something in this WinXP SP1 update and for this one happening now. Check out:
http://www.news.com.au/common/story_pag ... 06,00.html
In this new case, a removal of the new update is the only way to restore Internet and network connectivity. In my case last year, the glitch was so severe which required a re-installation of the OS. Finally, a clean re-format and re-installation fixed it all.
I wouldn't use Microsoft's firewall at all in WinXP as this would complicate the network with Symantec products. The firewall is fine on its own without Symantec.