I for one appreciate the pushing (harshing) that Specimen has been doing. Only by that was John to realize the exact problem. I have the "autochk not found" problem when booting directly into Windows (Parallels launch of BootCamp partition works) and am anxiously awaiting for an official fix from John/Parallels, though I'm not sure if I can wait and might have to try some of these other suggestions. John, any more update to this? It's been almost a week since your last post.