The thread you reference was from a Vista-specific MS newsgroup:
Also see this related conversation
Since both threads date from over a year ago, I very much doubt an update
for Vista has anything to do with the problems.
Vista-specific newsgroups include:
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
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Johnmichael Monteith wrote:
> My apologies that I think I am in the wrong area, but I can not find a
> area to post this to. This seems close because many people believe this
> error is a result of a Microsoft Windows Update to Vista, and there are
> apparently huge numbers of people with this problem, but no solution that
> can find. If you have a suggestion of a better spot to post this, let me
> In any case, you can find dozens of conversations like this one:
> For some unknown reason, Vista's "System Event Notification" service just
> starts failing. With that, no web traffic will work, and the computer
> becomes useless. I ran the "sfc /scannow" utility, and that did not fix
> I tried running a system restore, but it does not work (likely due to the
> same problem).
> Question 1: How do I fix this?
> Question 2: What is causing this?
> Thank you!