I disabled a few unessential services, like FTP, did a magic reboot taking a brief stop in Safe Mode, and CFMX 7 started working! CFMX 6.1 continues to not work.
Others have had this issue. I fail to see any clear resolution. Right now I am pondering uninstalling 6.1.
Now to apply the latest 7 hotfixes then get back to work.
Btw, this was done but may or may not have helped.