I have identified the conflict on my new HP system.
Under system configuration services --> HP health check service and startup --> HP advisor and HPwuschld (update scheduler) conflicted with the loading and operation of Forcefield.
When I turned these things off, everything started working properly based on initial usage and testing....don't know if these services will run if started later or if there is a way to delay them to start after FF.
But at least I know what is causing the issue with FF.
These things come loaded automatically with all HP systems.
Just an FYI for anyone else who is experiencing issues.
Operating System:Windows Vista 64 bit
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Extreme Security