I have been trying to figure out what has happened to my laptop as once I try to boot into an account in Vista then it never completely loads to the desktop and the laptop gets very warm and the fan is going non stop indicating high cpu usage. Anyway it boots up into safe mode fine. The laptop is running Vista 32bit and is quite new with 3gb of ram and a core 2 duo processor. On a hunch I booted to safe mode and uninstalled ESS and the system booted into windows vista just fine again. I am not sure why this happened. The laptop had been off for a few days and and when I booted up ESS just updated itself and I had a couple windows updates that I applied. Then on reboot the problem occurred and originally I thought it was windows updates that caused the problem so I restored my computer to before those updates, but it didn't help. So that is when I uninstalled ESS and the laptop booted up as normal. Any idea why this happened? Is it possibly a bad update? I will try to reinstall ESS later and see if the problem is still there.