Thanks for the help.
I have come up for air. Nothing ever goes as fast as projected.
I think I am OK now but have not done much work for the last two days.
As best I can recollect, the problem sequence went something like this.
Firefox was not running smoothly and I had AVG and zonealarm installed. The
same as my xp installation for about 2 years.
I tried clearing them from startup and reboot. There was still avg processes
running in task manager.
Uninstalled them. I guess through the control panel.
Then I cleaned the registry. Bad news.
"Malke" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> peter wrote:
>> Should I do the disks before restoring from the hard drive or restore
>> the hard drive first?
> Do them now. It will take a couple of DVDs and under an hour of your time.
> That way if something goes wrong with the drive you'll have them.
> Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!