I had to spend 3 hours on the phone with a very pleasant technician from Microsoft this evening. It seems that my "registry" files had become so corrupted, the computer would not start. I had to dig out my Windows Me disc, then the windows XP upgrade, the computer has been wiped clean and I have to reload all of the utilities over the weekend. There was no virus, just, "well Maam, your computer is 3 years old and these things can just break down at random.
Why don't I believe that this ever happens to Bill Gates!!! :sheesh: