Each time I install one of Microsoft's now frequent security updates to Win2000 Pro, Windows behaves badly after rebooting.
First thing I notice is that the dial-up icon in the task bar for my ISP disappears as soon as I click it then after some minutes a message window comes up "Can not find Dynamite" - now Dynamite is a now defunct ISP that I ceased using about 3 years ago. I can find no reference to Dynamite in the registry or in Network and Dial Up Connections.
The I find that none of the desktop icons work
Attempting to close Windows by any of the normal means fails so I have to press the reboot button. After that Windows starts but with the same problems except this time I can select Start / Reboot but that simply leads to the screen greying out for a few minutes then returning. Start / Shut Down works but restarting then leaves me no better off.
Usually I need to close the computer down completely and power off then start from a cold boot - twice before Windows again has the ISP icon working and otherwise works normally.
Can anyone tell me why this is happening and what I can do to prevent it, please?