Problem -finally- solved. Okay, the problem kept 'jumping around', seeming to come from this and that program. I have two 20 gig Western Digital hard drives. The older one has an error-free setup, the new one has the error mssg on boot. When I run the Western Digital HD copy program to copy old to new, the error mssg appears on the new, but thankfully, not the old. So I used Drive Image 3 instead this time, and reran the copy HD from old to new, with settings for slow, check for errors, check for bad sectors. Now, both HDs are error-free. Evidently, it is better to work with Drive Image in copying the HDs. Oe6 -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.308 / Virus Database: 266.9.1 - Release Date: 4/1/05 -- ** Remove the anti-virus footer, ads, and this line and everything below when replying ** For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://www.freelists.org/webpage/24hoursupport To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.