I haven't forgotten you all. My hard drive lay down, put its legs in the air, coughed and died yesterday. After tearing my hair out over it for a couple of hours and visiting the computer tech, he informed me that he would not be back until Monday.
Monday, good grief, my fingers would have been chewed to the bones with withdrawal by then, so I phoned my son in law and had him search the net for me for another hdd. I bought another one this morning, fitted it this afternoon, and have almost got my system back to normal again. Just got my programmes to load and copy my work back from backups.
I shall give the old hdd back to the computer tech and see if he can do anything with it. If not it should still be under guarantee, so he can replace it and I will drop it into my daughter's computer.
Back to the grind.