Hello Bachnotes, Thanks for the input. When I start my laptop I am unable to open anything by double clicking it. I get a dialog box ( as though I right clicked it). I can then click on open and the item will open. The mouse works but the touckpad keys do not work. I can open task manager using ctrl-alt-del, I then have to click twice to close it and thongs work for a while. For example if I open control panel and try to click on folder options I get a dialog box that says open, run as..., and create shortcut. Any help will be most appreciated.