For what it is worth I had the same issue today 05/05/2008. Initially I had
a Stop Error, then rebooted. Vista Ultimate booted OK but it seem I had lost
all password retention. I have ThinkPad T61 and the finger print reader had
re authenticate my WIndiws password. all other apps that had passwords
stored like Outlook 2007, Skype, Messanger , AOL Messanger had blank password
fields. Even retyping they did not "retain". MSN Messager failed with
800706ba and would not retain the PW either. Outlook kept asking for the ISP
password. I was about to do a complete system restore from a backup the
previous day but instead installed Office 2007 SP1 and all are now fixed,
including Messanger 800706ba. So would seem to be associated with Office. You
miught try and repair or reinstall Office, or reinstall SP1 for Office 2007
if that is what you are using.
> I've laso been getting this same error (800706b5) with zero changes to the
> system. Ive tried uninstalling, repairing, running updates...nothing works.
> Seeing how this thread dates back to october of '07 I'm suprised there is no
> helpful advice from microsoft :|