thanks for your response. I ended up doing the second part of your suggestion and it does not seem to have worked. As far as the WDO, if I create it on another computer, how do I get it to mine? CD or DVD?
I still get no response when I try to open Backup and Restore from the Control Pannel, I cannot access the event log and get the following warning:
"MMC cannot open the file C:\Windows\system32\eventvwr.msc.
This may be because the file does not exist, is not an MMC console, or was created by a later version of MMC. This may also be because you do not have sufficient access rights to the file."
Also, I cannot get ActiveX to work to for my Gmail. It shows as enabled, but even when I restore the default and double-check to verify it is enabled, it still does not work.
I'm almost afraid of what other land mines I'm going to come across.