A while back I had a public meltdown.
My most sincere and humble appoligies are offered to the forum.
It turns out ALL of my problems were hardware related; CIS (including v5.8.xxxx.etc) works fine w/ Server Win2003.
FWIW: the fundamental issue turned out to be the PSU. My original (1999) Tiger brand 300w PSU was replaced in Aug 2007 w/ULT-350P PSU. In either case I never suspected the PSU; the voltages where ALWAYS w//in +/i 5%. In Aug 2007 the problem manifested differently - probably related to current insufficienty w/high ambient temps, while recently the problem most likely is due to noise on the DC rails.
I’ll state this emphatically: IF one is having problems w/CIS (in any way, shape or for) one should look closely at the age of various components of their computer. The biggest question needing answering: what is the quality of that component.
I’ll state this: after my public meltown on this forum I experienced 69 BSOD w/in 2 1/2 days. It was the x8E bugcheck that gave me the clue. I went to the local store and bought a decent PSU unit. Virtually ALL of problems went away instantly. Thing was I was lucky enough to get an Eagle 500w PSU for $25. For a person who’s workin’ $7.40 per hour (for every hour in their 20 hr/wk) that’s an issue.
At this time the only thing I don’t like about CIS is the color scheme for v5.8.xxxx. That being said I can live with the ‘black’ scheme. All I can say to CIS dev’s : keep up the good work.
To reiterate: I can’t stress how greatly dependend CIS is on sound functionality of the hardware platform. For example: if one’s CIS AV updates are constanly failing and the AV version number frequently goes to Zero, i.e., 0, there’s a problem needing to be addressed.
MemTest86 will establish veracity of memory moduels, and Prime 95 will establish the integrity of the CPU, CPU-DRAM interface , and to lesser degree veracity of DRAM modules. IF - as in my case - CIS keeps crapping out and yet the Mem Modules test good, Prime 95 will tell you the problem is NOT software.