Hamluis and Orange Blossom
Thank you both for you speedy replies.
If I can deal with the positive first - Orange Blossom - I confirm that ASP.NET State Service is set to manual. Looking at my Microsoft updates I seem to have had this system since 2005 and, in those days, updated everything Microsoft offered me in their monthly updates, and (Hamluis) I confirm that Microsoft NET Netframe 1.1 configuration appears as a shortcut in Administrative Tools.
On the grounds that I used to accept all updates blindly, if I had the ASP.Net user presented to me when I logged on sometime in 2005, together with my name as user, I would have clicked on my own name, and, to my recollection, I have never since had ASP.NET offered as another user account.
Having read your replies I did a hard reboot to see whether, for the reasons I gave in my 1st message, the logon would clear the Event Viewer audit. Unfortunately, there are now 4 failures. These are on the grounds that ASP.net and my user name are deemed Unknown or bad passwords and Microsoft Authenication Package returned error codes 0xC000006A (meaning an incorrect password was supplied for ASP.NET) and 0x000006E - code not explained, but my login does not have a password. Anyway, Help and Support says no action required.
Which begs the question, why are my logins causing the System to report audit failures, but then to say, dont do anything! Not logical in my humble view!
The reason for this thread was because I was having problems with one of my programs, Cool Edit Pro not recording, and hence I was looking at Event viewer to see if any problems were being reported due to that program. At that stage I picked up the very recent WinMgmt warnings ( which I thought was that a new user had been added to the system), and the logon audit failures.
Not sure where we go from here. The fact these things are reported as errors, but with no need to take any action leave me in a sort of relaxed quandary! At least the computer system seems to be working as usual, bar Cool Edit Pro, although I think that problem predates what we have been discussing.
Edited by GeraldUK, 13 February 2011 - 04:33 PM.