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Vista Ultimate Freezes Randomly

Hi, I'm running Vista Ultimate on a Dell Optiplex 755. I'm experiencing random freezes at various intervals. In the Event Viewer, I'm finding the following:

Element Provider\Microsoft.Base.Publication/Publication/Computer failed to publish.  Ensure that both PKEY_PUBSVCS_METADATA and PKEY_PUBSVCS_TYPE are set properly on the function instance and there were no errors adding the function instance.

It also says this:  Event originating from the fdrespub service

What can I do to resolve this?

Thanks!
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I would check your memory.  You can do this with the built in tool in Vista, here's a how-to:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/test-your-computers-memory-using-windows-vista-memory-diagnostic-tool/
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theProfessa: Thanks for responding. My system froze again right after I read your response. So, I rebooted and then checked the memory as instructed in the article you linked to. The test came back with no problems to report.

However, I went back into the Event Viewer to see what caused the problem this time. And for this last incident, there's a different error:

The COM+ Event System could not remove the EventSystem.EventSubscription object {CEB8B221-89C5-41A8-98CE-79B413BF150B}-{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}-{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}.  The HRESULT was 80070005.

The source is EventSystem

Thoughts?

Thanks!
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Ok--I just tried this--set to manual and restarted. I'll let you know if I run into a freeze. Will be back . . .

And thanks again!
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I reset the COM+ Event System Service to Manual and restarted the service. Then rebooted. I was able to go for a much longer interval before the computer froze up again. But got a different EventID. Turns out I needed to turn off Windows Defender and that solved the problem. (Don't worry--I've got other malware protection software . . .)

I couldn't have solved the problem without theProfessa's suggestion. Thanks much for the assist!