I THINK that may be the problem. Put in an unlabeled data CD I found in my files (I had recorded it some time ago) and it wouldn't open. Then the Task Mgr wouldn't quit when I tried to quit the task. THEN I got a msg something about the registry being modified from the Spyware Guard, asking to allow or block something. I tried to select Block, but it wouldn't "take" I had to force quit to get away from that window. Upon restarting, all my XP apps can't be found or opened, the icons are there but they're all listed as ending in ".lnk" and Properties says they're all LNK type files - ???? Will going back to an older Registry fix that, or ??? And, I've forgotten how to do that. Thanks for any advice! Really stuck without my XP!!