I recently disabled the Intel Integrated Graphics on my Dad's Dell Dimension 3000 and installed a 3D Fusion Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 PCI video card. After I installed the latest Nvidia drivers I rebooted the PC. I'm now getting, for just a faction of a second, a pop up notification that I think is the "Your computer might be at risk. No firewall is turned on. Click this balloon to fix this problem." message. I "think" that's the message that is popping up. It pops up then goes away so fast it's hard to tell. Now I've seen this pop up before, at other times when it was expected, but now I'm a bit confused.
ZoneAlarm (free version) is up to data as of 12/31/07. The PC is running XP SP2 and is up to date on all updates.
Here is what I think might be happening, but this is only a newb guess so bare with me.
My Dad's PC has quite a few programs that start up at XP boot and it seems that Zonealarm is usually the last to startup or at least the last to have its icon pop up in the notification area of the task bar. Is there a chance that since his PC now has another program loading up (Nvidia Control Panel) at start up that it is taking too long for ZoneAlarm to load/start up which fools the PC/XP into thinking there is no firewall loading?
If that is the case, is there a way to fix that or change the order in which ZA starts...possibly starting sooner in the boot up process? At the very least I think I can disable the Nvidia Control Panel app from loading up at start up and that might help.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)