I am beside myself. I love to track the reliability of my Vista machine... so, when I had a slight "hiccup" and dropped a few points I followed your article... to a "T". The only thing I did different was to re-insert files from a back-up that still had me at a perfect 10. After substituting the files it looked great and I had a "10" back.. alas with old dates. I waited 24 hours and then 48 hours, but the RAC never updated. I then deleted the files (so it looked like a new install) and again waited. Again the darn RAC will not update.
I then looked in the task manager and saw that the RAC task seems to be getting an "access denied" on completion. ... I am an administrator for both my PC and the domain (this is an attached client on my home network). No policies and no UAC. I did do a system restore just before I tried all of this.....
Any idea what I screwed up? I cannot for the life of me figure out why I am getting the access denied in the task manager. I compared the task on this machine to a known good machine and the tasks are identical.
I am running Vista Ultimate 32 with nothing fancy other than Office and some of the usual "apps.".
Any and all advice is appreicated.