The problem is the boot sequence. If the snmp master agent service has not started by the time netmon and ovtopmd start, then this situation will occur. Without any control NT will simply start all the services at the same time and it will be a free for all as to who starts first.
You need to run regedt32.exe Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServices you will see all the service names 1. select the "HP Openview Process Manager" 2. then select "Edit->Add value" and enter the "DependOnService" name and "REG_MULTI_SZ" select okay and then enter the value "EMANATE". 3. Exit regedt32 and reboot the box.