Many thanks, I was able to set up a new W2K o/s without the gremlins - although I had some problems with worms and viruses when downloading the windows Updates. I took the precaution of loading Spybot and AVG before going on-line. Guess its the BB connection - so I have now loaded ZoneAlarm Pro to deal with that.
Regret I was not able to get back soon, but its taken 2 days to sort things out and get back on line.
Yes outlook is working fine and dandy. As you suggested I copied the .pst file to the hard disk from the cd archive and changed the file attributes from read only to archive. It worked and saved a lot of sweat. How do you do it!
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