Thanks for all the info lancer. I tried that app that you linked to and nothing, I think its installershield not windows installer...if there is a diff? I have tried restarting the service and seeing if it needed other services to run, and nothing. I normally wouldnt care if sometimes doesnt work on my system, but this is one of those important things .
I have sp2 and yes I have updated/scanned with avg.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS