I didn't post all day yesterday because the day before, while I was googling images of syphilis, my laptop suddenly experienced general paralysis of the insane, and completely shut down. (If case you were wondering, it takes five pages of syphilis images to take a computer from initial infection to the advanced tertiary stage.) I spent all day yesterday giving it the mercury cure, but that didn't help. Last night I tried arsenic. No relief. The occasion of my google search was the interesting book I found at the Library: POX; Genius, Madness, and the Mysteries of Syphilis, by Deborah Hayden, 2003. Apparently Abraham Lincoln (and his wife) had syphilis. I hadn't heard that one before. (Incidentally, I don't recommend anyone google images of syphilis unless you have a mighty strong stomach.) Anyway, I could turn the computer on, connect with my ISP and browser, but could not get any web sites or forums to completely load. I did a scan and two "suspicious" files got quarantined, but I suspect they were low threats, not having been squelched outright to begin with. It didn't solve anything. Windows refused to go to any restore points I tried, about 5 different ones, and defragmenting, simply because I'd run out of other ideas, didn't make any difference. I ran a diagnostic on my ISP connection and it failed #6. I'm sure you all know what that means. I, however, don't have a clue. I fiddled with various options, shutting them off and on. Then I disconnected the power cord, and removed the battery, rendering the poxy machine suddenly unconscious. I turned it back on, and now everything works fine. Ever just kept randomly doing stuff to find, against all odds, something suddenly works?