It seems a lot of folk experience autostart failure under
XPSP1. MS talks that a fix is available upon request, but
is not user downloadable. So far, I have discovered:
1. If I disable my Ethernet connection and re-start then
autostart works correctly.
2. If I subsequently restart the Ethernet I still retain
3. If I warm re-boot I retain autostart.
4. However, from a cold boot, Ethernet enabled, I lose
So, I must conclude that there is some sort of issue with
one of the Ethernet/LAN related services, but I really
don’t know where to start with disabling them to check
which one is the culprit.
I have already disabled windows time service, and it's not
this. Event viewer reflects no conflicts or failed
Can anyone contribute to resolving this persistent