Good luck with the pool match!
The Event Viewer has held up through several reboots so we may have that one nailed.
"Well if it's not one thing, it's your mother."
Now I have another weirdness, it may be caused by the above, it may be coincidental. It seems something is setting a Read-only attribute throughout many of the files and folders in my system. I can uncheck it and let the change propogate through subordinate files and folders, but it returns a while later. I haven't found a pattern to it yet. It seems to interfere mostly with the AppData folder and config.msi when attempting to install software. Have you ever heard of something like this? Any ideas how to sniff it out? (And should I be starting a new thread on this?)