In the movie Terminator 2, we find that Sarah and Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) himself helping to destroy the files in the Cyber-something factory + the recovered neural net microprocessor which will cause him to be created 40 years in the future (bootstrap paradox here). So when the course of its creation is altered, he immediately should cease to exist. At least when the chip is dropped into the molten steel.
This is a fictional rendition of grandfather paradox, isn't it? Are there parallel universes involved here or something?