Don't know what happened -- using Vista Home Premium on a Sony Vaio for months without issue until yesterday when I booted up everything was normal until I noticed my wireless connection didn't work. In checking it out I noticed in Task Manager services whtat most services are "stopped" -- automatically and I cannot restart them. I've done a system restore. At one point I had to boot from a recovery disc and do a repair (nothing was wrong with the operating system it said). Nothing is getting me past this. In Googling I found that maybe my profile was corrupt. I followed steps to make a new profile and copy my old profile to a new one -- new profiles of any type won't load -- not admins, not restricted users, not guests. I'm stumped. Don't want to do a fresh install and I have a complete backup. But since restore didn't work I'm not convinced I can avoid whatever this is from happening again. Something is screwed up somewhere and I can't find it.