Vista Ultimate gets stupid
I recently purchased a powerful gaming computer that came loaded with
Windows Vista Ultimate. Initially, it seemed like Vista was operating as it
should, but by the next day it was clear that it was up to no good. So for
the past 2 weeks I've been trying to resolve the problems without success.
When I click on the Windows symbol Vista will not allow me to access the
Windows Ultimate Extras
Windows Photo Gallery
Windows Meeting Space
Windows Live Messenger Download
The Control Panel - this momentarily flashes on the screen then ceases
There may be other things that aren't accessible as well.
The loss of the Control Panel is a big pain. There is a way to get in using
explorer, but it doesn't provide the panel view that we all know and love and
I find it difficult to work with it
The odd thing is every now and then Vista regains normal operation, but then
sometime later it goes back into stupid mode. I've noticed the normal
operation seems to coincide with when I do a Windows Update or load a new
program onto the machine.
Also, when I first connected the new computer to my Epson CX3200 printer
Vista recognized it and installed the drivers. The printer works when Vista
is behaving, but doesn't when it is misbehaving. When you attempt to print
the system comes back with the printer error," Printing failed when starting
I have tried loading and unloading programs, changing Vista settings and
some other things the computer manufacturer has recommended, but nothing
suggested resolves the problems.
Has anyone else had this kind of problem with Vista Ultimate? If so, do you
know how to resolve it?
Thanks for your time and sympathy.