I told PG some time ago to allow vmware-vmx.exe to create gobal hooks. Just now, I started my virtual machine and had no mouse and no keyboard availability on the Windows XP Welcome screen so I could finish loading XP. PG had blocked global hooking by vmware-vmx.exe. I checked the Protection tab and PG knows to allow global hooking for this application so why did it block it? PG really needs to pop up a box when it does something like this. I can barely see the color of the tray icon and I don't use balloons. I turned that off in the registry right after I got XP. I wouldn't mind a PG balloon but I would get a lot of others also if I turn that on again. The only reason I knew it was PG that was causing me to have no mouse or keyboard for the virtual machine was because the first time it happened it took about a week to figure out that it was PG blocking two global hooks. I had just recently turned on global hooks in PG and hadn't had VMWare very long either so I thought it was a problem with VMWare for days and then finally thought to look at PG. So, I'd like a popup in the middle of my screen anytime PG blocks a global hook or stops a driver from being installed, etc. (I guess this paragraph should be in the wish list). Anyhow, why did PG stop these global hooks when on the Protection tab under "other" options I have explicitly told PG to allow vmware-vmx.exe to create global hooks?