Thank you USASMA for your reply to my post. I really do appreciate it.
I started in the order of your post to check on different things. First thing I came to were my chipset drivers, and it is showing my driver as version 188.8.131.5256 and 184.108.40.20656. Is yours also showing two chipset groups? These are dated back to 2006, but when I went to Toshiba's site for Vista support, the m45-s269 is not supported on their site for driver updates. Automatic updates show that there is no new drivers available for this.
Going past that on to the second part of what you mentioned, the only driver problem I am seeing is an driver install failure, but that is for my mp3 player, as I was trying to install it while in safe mode during this and it would not install. That's the only possible conflict I am seeing.
I was never able to use Aero because I am XDDM, but my graphics are set to the lowest for system performance.
I admit that I did not know about the Event Viewer, and I am looking through system errors now. I am going to focus on today because I assumed that errors would be recorded somewhere (just wasn't sure were) so I allowed my computer to start in normal mode to have a timely read when I could. In the system log, I have a few warnings/errors:
"The service 'TabletInputService' may not have unregistered for device event notifications before it was stopped."
and quite a few of these:
"DCOM got error "1084" attempting to start the service ShellHWDetection with arguments "" in order to run the server:
I tried to run the "perfmon /report" and received this error:
"The system cannot find the path specified."
And finally after searching "everywhere" for a ".dmp" file, I turned up with nothing.
I hope I answered all your questions in enough detail, I definitely appreciate your response, and if there is anything needing clarification, I will get that to you ASAP.
Member Edit - I just got the latest drivers available from Intel's site for my chipset family. Going to restart and if there are no issues after that I will repost.
Edited by niteboy82, 19 May 2008 - 12:41 AM.