The following is just interesting and thats why I bloged it.
Microsoft likes to boast that Vista is better than ever at logging difficulties with software and suggesting solutions through its Problem Reports and Solutions feature -- but for an OS that's been in final release for six months, the number of actual solutions is a tad on the minimal side. Here's the sorry evidence of what actually happens when you try and get Vista to heal itself. This is a true story, and none of the names have been changed.
Size matters: A-ha, that's why. Uploading 39MB of data is not something you'd want to casually undertake, but we'll press on. Post-compression, this went down to 3MB, which is still rather large. Warning to dial-up users: don't try this at home.
Yep, that's right, none at all. Glad to know I wasted a quarter of an hour on that process. However, there is one intriguing suggestion: a hard disk drive error. Let's check that out. (The other 'new' option, "This problem is being researched", is shorthand for "We have no solution and no plans to release one right now.")
Desk drive: None of this is very helpful, but Microsoft's suggestion that I should check my "hard desk" for errors is an interesting one. Don't they have a spelling and grammar checker lying around somewhere?Note also the catch-all cop-out "steps that might or might not prevent the problem from recurring". This is so annoying, I think I'll click on the Provide Feedback button and complain.