Got word that the tech repair guy just left the house and the Wintel computer is running again. Seems like once every year or two, I have to spend several hours / days trying and failing to fix unintelligible Windows problems and then pay a guy to come out and fix the problems. I am going to factor that into the price of my next computer. And we do not use our system hard. It is mainly for email, some small kids' educational and game software, and internet browsing. Argh! I am becoming anti-Microsoft.