I recently upgraded the hard drive (250 to 500 Gb) on a Vista Ultimate x64 notebook computer. Ever since I cloned the old hard drive and installed the new one. I have had strange problems such as not being able to save notification Icon preferences, Explorer views aren't remembered, Ouloook shortcuts disappear, and numerous other problems. Some of these things can be reset until the computer is restarted and then they disappear. I believe the problem has to do with registry or file permissions.
I have tried using Microsoft utilities subinacl and secedit but with no lck. When I run secedit with the following command line: "secedit /configure /cfg C:\Windows\inf\defltbase.i
nf /db defltbase.sdb /areas REGKEYS" I get an extended error. I have attached the resulting log file for review. Does anybody have experience with this type of problem?