I want to thank you for your attemps to help in my virtual dark despair. But, it was just to much of a mess. I couldn't do the Gateway System Recorver in regular mode. Even though I couldn't do anything else in safe mode, I tried to get into the recovery that way for the heck of it. And it WORKED! So I just wiped it all clean and started over. Saved most of my pics through email but lost those precious vids...sniffle..."(
") Anyway, it's just a relief to have my ole' computer back in my loving arms, working away.
Thanks again. Have a wonderful life my friend.