Deadlock issue opening TIF files

A user on a Windows XP Pro machine that has not gotten any new hardware or software added will open a .TIF file and have to wait up to 10 seconds for the file to open and this only happens with .TIF files.  Event Viewer will list the error below everytime a .TIF file is open and following the Event Viewer recommendation leads to C:\WINDOWS\system32\WISPTIS.EXE, Microsoft Tablet PC Platform Component File Version 1.0.2201.0 being the issue.  Any assitance offered would be greatly appreciated.  
Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      DCOM
Event Category:      None            
Event ID:                      10010
Date:            5/31/2006
Time:            5:30:00 PM
User:            ITECH\JSMITH
Computer:      SmithXP
Description:
The server {A5B020FD-E04B-4E67-B65A-E7DEED25B2CF} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
regsampAsked:
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kcarrimCommented:
Uninstall wisptis.exe and tablet pc components which are run while using adobe acrobat 6

You cannot get rid of wisptis.exe by renaming or deleting it: Windows File Protection would cause it to reinstall the next time you run Adobe Acrobat.

There is even a rumor about a bug in wisptis.exe itself whereby it keeps part of the current user registry hive locked, preventing updates and eventually resulting in a corruption of the registry hive (which as reported leads to a "Userenv event 1517" on logging off or shutting down).

Others reported GDI leaks and CPU hogging. I haven't noticed the latter but can confirm that at one point, the number of open GDI handles by wisptis.exe was above 1000, which is unacceptable.

So by and large it seems wisptis.exe can make a thorough nuisance of itself.

To uninstall wisptis and Microsoft's Tablet PC Components on your PC, you must delete the following registry entries:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\{7F429620-16D1-471E-A81A-114992148034}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\wisptis.EXE
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{04A1E553-FE36-4FDE-865E-344194E69424}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{13DE4A42-8D21-4C8E-BF9C-8F69CB068FCA}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{242025BB-8546-48B6-B9B0-F4406C54ACFC}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3336B8BF-45AF-429F-85CB-8C435FBF21E4}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3EE60F5C-9BAD-4CD8-8E21-AD2D001D06EB}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{43B07326-AAE0-4B62-A83D-5FD768B7353C}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{43FB1553-AD74-4EE8-88E4-3E6DAAC915DB}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{524B13ED-2E57-40B8-B801-5FA35122EB5C}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{632A2D3D-86AF-411A-8654-7511B51B3D5F}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{65D00646-CDE3-4A88-9163-6769F0F1A97D}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{6E4FCB12-510A-4D40-9304-1DA10AE9147C}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{786CDB70-1628-44A0-853C-5D340A499137}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{836FA1B6-1190-4005-B434-7ED921BE2026}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{8770D941-A63A-4671-A375-2855A18EBA73}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{8854F6A0-4683-4AE7-9191-752FE64612C3}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{937C1A34-151D-4610-9CA6-A8CC9BDB5D83}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{9C1CC6E4-D7EB-4EEB-9091-15A7C8791ED9}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{9DE85094-F71F-44F1-8471-15A2FA76FCF3}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{9FD4E808-F6E6-4E65-98D3-AA39054C1255}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{A5558507-9B96-46BA-94ED-982E684A9A6B}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{A5B020FD-E04B-4E67-B65A-E7DEED25B2CF}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{AAC46A37-9229-4FC0-8CCE-4497569BF4D1}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{C52FF1FD-EB6C-42CF-9140-83DEFECA7E29}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{D8BF32A2-05A5-44C3-B3AA-5E80AC7D2576}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{DE815B00-9460-4F6E-9471-892ED2275EA5}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E3D5D93C-1663-4A78-A1A7-22375DFEBAEE}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E5CA59F5-57C4-4DD8-9BD6-1DEEEDD27AF4}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E9A6AB1B-0C9C-44AC-966E-560C2771D1E8}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{EFB4A0CB-A01F-451C-B6B7-56F02F77D76F}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{F0291081-E87C-4E07-97DA-A0A03761E586}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Components\BCA32ECD550 E1F4488DBD2A1578ACF8B
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Features\7040110900063 D11C8EF10054038389C\WISPFiles
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Features\7040110900063 D11C8EF10054038389C\WISPHidden

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TpcCom.* (all of them)

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{194508A0-B8D1-473E-A9B6-851AAF726A6D}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{56D04F5D-964F-4DBF-8D23-B97989E53418}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{773F1B9A-35B9-4E95-83A0-A210F2DE3B37}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{7D868ACD-1A5D-4A47-A247-F39741353012}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\1125549C421D34E4DBF1036F62580BE1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\652A08B235C6DFF4C8CD41B52DE68CA4
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\9B4B5940D4625D64C85532B8CDE3BF4D
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\D656DA4A9E277A34D90D5E6FFA34E827
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\7040110900063D11C8EF10054038389C\Featu res\WISPFiles
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\7040110900063D11C8EF10054038389C\Featu res\WISPHidden

Now you can also safely delete \Windows\System32\Wisptis.exe. Make sure the process is not running; otherwise kill it before deletion.
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nedvisCommented:
TIFF is the format of choice for archiving important images. TIFF is THE leading commercial and professional image standard. TIFF is the most universal and most widely supported format across all platforms, Mac, Windows, Unix. TIF graphic image files are usually opened with Kodak Photo CD imaging software ( on Windows 9x as well as Windows NT OS-es and I'm not sure what appliaction would handle that type of files on Windows Tablet )
More interresting thing here is  Microsoft dangerous implementation of DCOM . Even aplication programs that have nothing to do with networking suffer from such bad design.
I would use third party software ( e.g.  free graphic and imaging manipulation suite Irfanview - http://www.irfanview.com )
just to open and see the file contens.  
In order to "d.e.c.o.m.b.o.b.u.l.a.t.e"  your laptoop go  to  http://www.grc.com/default.htm  and run Gibson's famous DCOMBOBULATOR .
http://www.grc.com/freeware/dcom.htm

good luck
nedvis
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regsampAuthor Commented:
That worked kcarrim, thank you.  
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kcarrimCommented:
No prob!
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