Windows Vista Home Premium

Everytime I start or restart my computer I have to re-install certain programs such as Flash Player or it gives me a message saying it is not installed (preventing many websites and programs from working). As soon as I "re-install" the program works - UNTIL I restart the computer.

This is happening with other software as well so I know it is NOT a Flash Player problem it is a Vista issue, but HOW do I make the changes stick so when I shut down or restart the computer I don't have to keep re-installing these programs?

Thank you in advance!

K. Robles

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Last Post by shartlesville

It sounds like your computer isnt shutting down properly as the settings you change arent being saved. Try booting into safe mode installing the program and shutting down again boot back into normal mode and see if the install works.


How is This for a twist!?!

When I restart in Safe Mode with Networking - Flash is installed and the other changes work perfectly, but when I restart again in regular mode Flash is "not installed" and the other changes are undone!

Something in Vista is preventing these from working when it starts. If I "reinstall" everything they work in regular mode UNTIL I restart, but if I restart in Safe Mode with Networking I don't have to reinstall anything, it all just works.

Even though it was working, I did use the "uninstall" program from Adobe to uninstall it in safe mode and then I reinstalled it in safe mode. I also ran the unassociate program for the other files and reinstalled the other software in safe mode just in case. When I rebooted in regular mode the changes were gone. I started again in safe mode with networking and all the changes were in effect and flash was installed.

I am ready to pull my hair out! Any ideas???



can you download hijackthis and post the log so I can have a quick look. Might help me diagnoise why your getting this problem


I hope this is helpful. I have no idea how to read it or fix anything, lol.

Thanks for your help!

Oh, BTW, I tried using msconfig to keep things from starting to see if I could figure out which item could be the problem but nothing made a difference. The ONLY way that both Flash and the other files work correctly is if I run in safemode/networking or if I run in regular and reinstall everytime. :@ :confused: :ooh: :sweat:

Thanks again. Please let me know if you find anything.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:57:36 PM, on 1/6/2008
Platform: Windows Vista  (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16575)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink\TabTip.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Pure Networks Shared\Platform\nmctxth.exe
C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 7300 Series\lxcimon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 7300 Series\ezprint.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\AIM Pro\aimpro.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Uconomix\Uconomix SnapLogger 1.1\SnapLogger.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\InputPersonalization.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1user.exe

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O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Add to EverNote - {A5ABA0BB-F195-40d8-A5E9-0801153E6597} - C:\Program Files\EverNote\EverNote\enbar.dll
O13 - Gopher Prefix: 
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O16 - DPF: {459E93B6-150E-45D5-8D4B-45C66FC035FE} (get_atlcom Class) - http://apps.corel.com/nos_dl_manager_dev/plugin/IEGetPlugin.ocx
O16 - DPF: {CF40ACC5-E1BB-4AFF-AC72-04C2F616BCA7} (get_atlcom Class) - http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/nos/gp.cab
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\PROGRA~1\Google\GOOGLE~2\GOEC62~1.DLL
O23 - Service: Adobe Active File Monitor V5 (AdobeActiveFileMonitor5.0) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 5.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
O23 - Service: Crypkey License - CrypKey (Canada) Ltd. - C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\crypserv.exe
O23 - Service: GoogleDesktopManager - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
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O23 - Service: McAfee Services (mcmscsvc) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Network Agent (McNASvc) - McAfee, Inc. - c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Scanner (McODS) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exe
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