System: Packard Bell, Vista (fully updated), Zonealarm firewall, Avast antviirus.
-for a longer period (not sure how long) at startup after welcome screen comes a black screen for several seconds, but after that normal functioning.
-in the last few weeks in some cases the system keeps on hanging in the black screen; the only way out then is ctrl+alt+del (to reboot).
-sometimes after reboot it happens again, sometimes i get a 'normal' startup.
-in windows log 'applications' i've found series of CAPI2 - 11 errors back to May 2009
I found out that -in my case- the errors are related to Zonealarm; disabling the Zonealarm firewall results in errorfree booting.
Instead I tried Windows Firewall, but this caused (many) other problems (failing internet connection), and gives very limited control over what happens 'behind your back'.
I switched back to Zonealarm, tried all kinds of settings, but i can't get these CAPI2 errors to dissapear.
QUESTION: best settings for Zonealarm? Is it possible to use it and NOT get CAPI2 errors?
Another interesting link about this problem (but with quite complicated advises) is:
Thanks very much for your reply!