...I'll lock this thread and include a link to your other post where the discussion is occurring. For those interested, the link is below:
Hope this helps.
Further to my recent question, I forgot to say that my laptop is/was running 'windows 7 ultimate'. Hope that helps you guys put your thinking caps on, to help me resolve before I have to have my laptop totally 're-formatted'/wipe clean - and with the need to put in a 'clean install'.
Thanking you all in advance for your help and expertise.