"Dana Cline" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Purchased machine, or did you install Vista yourself? If the former, which
> manufacturer? Did you uninstall all the crapware? What printer? Drivers
> from Vista or the printer's manufacturer? Can _anything_ print?
> Dana Cline - MCE MVP
I have the EXACT, same problem and it's very frustrating. My system is a
3.5 mo. old Dell XPS 410 that came loaded w/ Vista Home Premium. All
crapware is uninstalled and very few other apps are installed (I have MS
Office 2003 and nothing else that isn't MS certified). I get this problem
occasionally and I can get the system back to full ops after a warm restart,
sometimes only after a cold power boot. The installed Canon printer has
nothing to do with the problem.
The frustrating thing is that I can review my Events Viewer and see no
difference in "warnings," "errors," and "information" between a good boot
and a bad one! The only thing different is that the Control Panel, desktop
personalization, a few MS games, and Aero desktop are nuked. Perhaps some
other things are bad too (I can't print either when this happens).
This is obviously a real problem out there since several people have written
about it but there are NO answers. Additionally, this only happened after
I've had my system for about 7 weeks and after a series of Microsoft
Dana, since you're an MS pro, pass this around. It's for real! Thanks.