Yes, everybody will be glad to know, [including those who lost interest] that I'm moving on to new PC, a desktop this time, getting rid of the disastrous laptop at last!! It was eventually repaired, [over 16 weeks away] new motherboard & heatsink, I'm not paying a penny, my first techie is paying around £300. The desktop isn't built yet, so as from 9am, local time,Thursday, the 22nd of July, I'll be offline whilst the build is done, as I've already sold the dread machine. Thanks to everyone who gave me suggestions & advice during THIS chapter, no doubt I'll be back with fresh queries, [groans all round, I suspect!] getting used to the new rig. Maurice.