Gregg, I think everything is sorted down to the LAN. I do have a question for you though. I've been running paragon in the automatic mode. If I ran it in the manual mode would it tell me what it needs? If it needs to run in IDE then it's a no go because that would defeat the performance of the SSD and although it wouldn't bother me if it was my computer (I'd just change the settings depending on what OS I wanted to run, My friend would find it difficult.) Again, Gregg, thanks for all of your help so far. This probably isn't going to work out but I just can't give up on problems like these until I find a solution.