Below is a tip from a Windows news letter I receive: Windows Repair Tool Here is a free utility that can repair many registry errors, as well as problems caused by file permissions. It can even fix some of the problems that involve Internet Explorer, Windows Update and the built-in Windows Firewall. You can run it in basic, advanced or custom mode. It will run various Windows utilities such as Check Disk and the System File Checker for you, and prompts you to create a system restore point so that if any of the changes it makes should cause problems themselves, you can roll back to the current state. In custom mode, you choose exactly what repairs will be made, including resetting of registry and file permissions, repair of various Windows components and crucial files, removal of temp files and more. It works with XP, Vista or Windows 7. Note that some anti-malware programs report a virus on the original download site, although this appears to be a false positive. However, I recommend you download it from Softpedia's site http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/Tweaking-com-Windows-Rep air.shtml instead, since they check all the downloads they offer to ensure they are virus- and malware-free. Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.