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st: RE: Cannot update Stata using 'update' function
Drury, Alfred C.
> I am using Stata on a Windows XP Pro (SP1) with a
> T-Base/100 connection
> through my university. I have all of the recent patches
> for Windows.
> When I try to use the update query command (or a net search), I am
> either told the connection timed out or
> red+probit could not be opened for read by copytextfile"
> (this is after
> several minutes of trying).
> I am not using a firewall or a proxy server, nor is my university (I
> asked). I have administrative privileges on my machine,
> and I used to
> be able to log on as "Administrator" and the update would work--it
> doesn't any longer. My colleague can use this function on his Win98
> machine, so I don't think it's the university network.
> This seems like
> problem from one of the security patches Microsoft released, but I'm
> only guessing.
> Has anyone else had this problem? Any and all help would be greatly
I can't rule out a Microsoft-generated problem, but
on the rare occasions I have similar problems, I just
try again at a later time and am usually successful.
Also try reading stuff produced by
. whelp netio
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