This is very odd. I installed processguard & restarted. The autorun worked properly & brought up the tips. As soon as closing this or clicking anything, my computer instantly reset itself & the harddisks shut down with no bluescreens or error messages of any kind. I've never seen this happen before. I had tested pg on a virtual machiene under identical conditions and its worked flawlessly for months, but this is the first time i'd tried it on my host. I used it in there because i wanted to control my processes without having to waste ram on putting an antivirus/firewall on my guest os, So the only differance here was nod32 & zonealarm (possible conflicts i guess.) Anyways after failing like 3 times i figured my computer was rendered unbootable even in safe mode. I ran the pg uninstaller after booting from my bartpe disk, but this failed to remove the diamondcs service. Computer still wouldn't boot even after running chkdsk! Finally i managed to boot from last known good. BUT this totally messed up my hardware configuration and reverted my default services config to an ancient one that i hadn't used for like a year. I spent tons of time on configuring my hardware config & it seems to have overwritten it. This means my nod32 no longer works & a lot of other programs that installed new services and drivers won't work. I'd have to re-install all these things and go through every service again to configure it properly. There are also services here from drivers that no longer exist. why in the world does this overwrite the default hardware config when there is default and last known good!! Now both configs are set to the same old bad services. This really sucks, but at least i can boot! So my question is, is there any way to recover my old good hardware & services configuration? and if so, where can i find a list of regestry entries, dlls, sys files, etc, that i can remove manually that the uninstaller failed to remove under the crap pe. I fear theres still reminants of the kernal part of pg leftover messing with things too since i have trouble booting. I might have to just re-install windows as a last resort. What i really should have done was just to remove the autorun from the regestry and run the uninstaller under safemode. (note i don't have restore points... ive tried it many times, never seems to do any good, or anything at all for that matter, so i just disabled it to keep my disk fragmentation in better condition.) EDIT: oops, i had 'automatically restart' checked under 'startup and recovery', must have just bypassed the bluescreen. I assume pg was causing some sort of buffer overrun or some similar problem.