It wasn't good as to the Repair attempt and I just realized of an interesting thing with Win 7...the restore points supposedly fail, error 0x8000ffff, yet when the system reboots, it tells you that the restore was [FONT=arial, sans-serif]successful[/FONT]. It's bizarre. I will have to try the other troubleshooting suggested. My company's IT in-charge was stumped, although I have learned so much in the past by troubleshooting, especially with you folks, that it didn't surprise me that he had never seen this type of case. My goal is to salvage the system. I had an unfortunate hard disk failure in my system some months ago and it took me one month to [FONT=arial, sans-serif]re-install[/FONT] and get everything back to normal.