Programs Randomly Uninstall Very Often.May 27, 2008
I have Vista Business x64 SP1. I'm having a problem where programs will suddenly be gone from my system. I used to think this only happened when booting up, but I have noticed that the programs can disappear even when Vista's been running for a while. Here are some of the programs that disappear: SQL Server Management Studio, Java, Logitech SetPoint x64, Firefox, SQLNCLI, Lexmark printer drivers, Visual SVN (A Visual Studio 2008 plugin). The weird thing is, not all of the program's files will be gone. For instance, the folders will still be there and some of the files will be too, but some of the files necessary for the program to run will be gone.
Some times, but not all, when I boot my computer the ethernet port will not work. If I plug the cable into my other ethernet port, I will get internet, but not through the first one. If I reboot the system, I'll get a connection through the port. If I try to Disable and re-enable the port, windows will run up one of the processors and the system will be unresponsive for a while. After 5-10 minutes, it will finish, but it is then not possible to re-enable the port. I've had a problem with SetPoint disappearing before SP1, but only noticed the other programs disappearing recently.