I posted this elsewhere, and got nothing. I'm hoping one of you guys can help out. I'm at wit's end with this problem. I have tried every solution I can find, and none work. Every time I start the computer, it get almost done and says it has to restart because dcom has failed, or plug n play has failed. I open the command prompt, and stop the autoshutdown, and the computer functions. I have internet, and basic stuff. But when I try to open Windows Explorer, I get "the remote procedure call failed..." I have run a plethora of malware/spyware software with no results. I haven't installed anything new. I'm without a restore point as well. Anybody have any ideas?? Thanks for reading this.