When running Windows Setup, SHIFT-F10 to invoque a command prompt is really the key to A LOT of closed doors... ODE TO OS Samurai Thanks a lot OS Samurai. I am creating this thread because the one that helped me solve my problem dates from 2005 and is now closed. And because I couldn't leave you a PM before I became a member, I registered . And after writing a PM, I was informed by the system that to be able to PM, I must have a post count of 45!!! Geeee.... One step forward; two (three) steps back You really rock! Hope you don't work for M$ ?!