I had similar problems yesterday and finally changed my hard drive back to one with an image I had made a couple of months ago.click here I have looked on Zone Alarm forum but to no avail. For what its worth I have uninstalled Z/A in Safe Mode and gone over to using Comodo. I had uninstalled on my original hard drive, but again I could not get everything running properly. This hard drive is currently on books outside the case as I keep connecting it in whenever I get a chance to work on it. If I do manage to find a solution I will post again.