Hi,Tahir! Good to see you're still around.
dpack: all good advice, & I confess to not keeping my systems bang up to date, so I'll definitely do what you recomend. I'm pretty sure its happening on 2 different OS, and that makes me think its not updates...
I guess I could try my defunct XP that's still on the hard drive. But that'd really be opening a can of update worms (7 years of updates....probably just wouldnt work)
if it isnt connected to the web xp should just work as it did in the past(once it decides it is all alone it probably wont notice time has passed it by )
that would eliminate hardware issues if if works .
||Yeah xp is no hassles just disconnect from t'internet|