Thank you stalion, I hade a look at clonnens contribution. however the files mentions I have not in msconfig/start up. I also following one of the others had a go with TweakXP but here to nothing of moment occured its still with me. We keep this string going - a brain wave may occur.
Thank you JT, Why dont I[we} think more about MS knowledge base instead of bugging this list? But then what else would you guys be doing? Thabk you again. As it happens this morning on start up, I F8'ed and took it back[ last known that worked] and that ,so far seems to have done the trick, not withstanding I did a restore yesterday also, perhaps not far enough back - so for now ...... there is always as I type the possibility the little usherette is putting new batteries in her torch.
This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.