What sort of errors do you get in your Event Log under Application and System. A good idea is to clear the logs altogether, reboot and check them again. A repair installation will fix the OS but not necessarily any problems you might be having. What do you mean by not being able to use FireWire? Slow uploading of Windows components? Please elaborate.
From Event Log I get these messages:
Windows saved user %1 registry while an application or service was still using the registry during log off. The memory used by the user's registry has not been freed. The registry will be unloaded when it is no longer in use.
Windows cannot unload your classes registry file - it is still in use by other applications or services. The file will be unloaded when it is no longer in use.
Hanging application %1, version %2, hang module %3, version %4, hang address 0x%5.
PLug and PLay Spource:
Timed out sending notification of device interface change to window of "%1"
Service Control Manager:
Timeout (%1 milliseconds) waiting for a transaction response from the %2 service.
Edited by miti, 23 March 2007 - 04:42 PM.