What should I do to solve this error message: DCOM got error '1084' trying to start the ShellHWDetection service with arguments "" to start the server:

I'm on Vista Home Premium 64 bit on an HP Pavilion dv4 laptop... using my laptop in the last days, I got the blue screen, only the Blue has alternating vertical black lines through it... the other thing that happens is I use the laptop and my screen will get completely distorted and will lock the laptop.

I ran an antivirus and it cleaned up a bunch, but I suspect, that there is more to do.

I'm a bit technical, but expired (got my MCSE 10 years ago have left the technical aspect of life, and have a basic understanding of).


·         Did you of recent changes to the system such as the installation of the updates?

I suggest you to run the Microsoft Safety Scanner and check if the system is infected with a Virus/malware.

See the link below for more information.


Check and make sure that all drivers are up-to-date.


http://Windows.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows-Vista/update-a-driver-for-hardware-that-isn ' t-work correctly

If the methods above do not help then I suggest you to post the question on the TechNet forum for assistance.


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