Hi, I have been expierencing this problem for the last while. It can occur at any time put usually while playing games. My pc will freeze completely and i need to restart it. Looking at the event viewer shows the same errors everytime The error information is the exct same with only the services varying they are- The Microsoft Monitor service The Server Config service (x2) The Monitor Installer service The Center Image service The Server Microsoft service With the error text reading- Event Type: Error Event Source: Service Control Manager Event Category: None Event ID: 7023 Date: 16/06/2009 Time: 22:41:31 User: N/A Computer: NEW Description: The Microsoft Monitor service terminated with the following error: Access is denied. For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp. I really need to solve this issue. If any more information is needed plz ask me. Regards, Dan.