I am so confused by this computer and the way it is acting. I shut it off for 2 days and just left it alone and this evening I thought I would pull the battery and try it again and guess what. It is working. I do not get it!!! I guess it may be time to place an order on an inexpensive new laptop. But in the meantime I am going to be able to read all of your blogs and see what all of you have been up to.