Strange logon event today

Ex_Brit

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#1
Logging on to Vista today I got something I've never seen before. The little circle started spinning as usual then some script appeared "The System Event application could not start" and I was taken back to the log on. The second attempt succeeded.
Odd?
 

mqudsi

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#2
Can you check your event log for any errors with that title?
(Admin Tools -> Event Viewer)
 

Ex_Brit

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#3
Now this really is a mystery. I first read your answer above whilst in XP, so I rebooted to get into Vista. Got a BSOD and immediate reboot (too fast to read) then got in to Safe Mode OK. Nothing untoward in the Event Viewer so assume the BSOD at least was a hardware glitch as I then booted into regular Vista as usual with no problems.
In the event viewer there are a few exclamation marks but nothing serious around the time the above happened or when my BSOD happened...very strange.
I looked in ACEEvent, Applications, Security, Setup, and System.

I noticed that the "Forwarded Events" (to Microsoft I assume) is blank even though I have opted to report all errors. Unless that log is for something else.
So CG, your guess is as good as mine right now!
 

mqudsi

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#4
Weird.. I'm really starting to hate Windows Vista myself...
I left my PC on overnight (like I always do) to download some stuff over BT.

I woke up in the morning, it had hibernated itself. Turning it on resulted in a reboot loop.
Using restore last good configuration resulted in a BSOD.
Safe mode resulted in a frozen screen.

Had to use system restore from the DVD.... I have no idea what's wrong :frowning:

Vista really really sucks. I can't wait for SP1.
 

Ex_Brit

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#5
I know exactly what you mean. In a dual boot XP wipes out all Vista's restore points too which is a real pain in the you-know-what.
The answer may come with XP SP3 according to an email I got from Microshaft. They stressed the "may" rather hard so I doubt it'll be dealt with.
The answer to the above of course is Bitlocker, which naturally doesn't work in my setup for some unknown reason.