Scott, I am TOTALLY confused now...
Long story, but from DAY 1 this Vista system (almost 3 months old now) has been giving me fits over minor issues... You've seen some I've posted here and I can't tell you the number of hours I've been on the phone with Dell, Canon, Symantec, and some others I've probably forgotten about.
The problem in this thread is typical of what I've been going through, and in many cases, it seemed to be my system alone.
This morning I decided to 'attack' the Event Viewer again and clean out some of the errors and warnings. There were 2 bothering me for a long time but didn't seem to have any side effects I could find.
One was the NETBT error telling me
The name "Laraine-HP :0" could not be registered on the Interface with
IP address 192.168.1.103. The machine with the IP address 192.168.1.101 did
not allow the name to be claimed by this machine.
My machine is the 192.168.1.103 and my wife's is 192.168.1.101. I know this is some sort of DNS or WINS problem, and I can't seem to fix it. I'll work on this later too, all it seems to do is post errors into the Event Viewer...
Now the 2 other ones that have been PLAGUING me to no end.
Canon is involved with BOTH of these oddly enough.
1) My Canon Camera's programs for JPG's, ZoomBrowser.
2) My Canon All-In-One printer causing a dialog box to appear from Symantec's Ghost 12's tray icon.
The ZoomBrowser just ended with an error and calls to Canon with multiple install and removals, updates, cleaning the Registry, etc. didn't help. Phone support told me that some SMALL percentage of Vista users, mostly 64 bit it just will NOT work on and they don't know why?
The printer caused a pop-up telling me that it had a problem with a drive from Ghost. If I put an SD card in the embedded card slot I didn't have the problem.
Well, I solved these this morning. I never would have guessed I could have?
In the Event Viewer I had this error continually on boot and randomly after when the system was up,
Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected.
Searching the web, some references thought it was a virus, others claimed 32 bit drivers did it, and most alarming, many said they got BSOD's after these. Me, I didn't even know these were happening until I looked at the Event Viewer?
I found this link to an MS KB article. I created the VBS file and ran it as Administrator. It sort of told me it was removing 3 items. OK...
Well, I then went on to tackle the Ghost dialog box. I went to Symantec's support forum and was in the process of sending a post and wanted to get the error to capture it and put it into the post. Turned on the printer, no dialog box pop-up? Uh, maybe I left the SD card in? Opened the door, nope? Maybe I missed the pop-up, tried again... nope... Could the WMI stuff be involved?
Hmm, let me try ZoomBrowser... it RUNS!!!! What is going on?
Now I have not had a chance to re-boot, authoring a DVD and it will take some time. I'll not consider this all 'fixed' until I do. I intend to test the AUTORUN as well when I do.
All very odd, I don't know how Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) even fits into all this or even if it broke or fixed something else. It seems to also involve Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) and that set an alarm off in my head as I hit error from MOM when I replaced the ATI Catalyst drivers... it wasn't easy replacing the drivers either, but I think I was able to as I don't get the errors anymore and CCC does run.
Sorry to hi-jack this thread, but I wanted to let you know what I discovered, and also what I don't understand? No matter what, the state of my Vista system, although stable, is suspect in my mind.