Luckily all the information was still there when I re-opened Internet Explorer !
I have thought of, but not yet DONE a re-install of W.L.M. One reason for my hesitancy is a fear of loss of data. If you can give me a method of doing this procedure that does not interfere with my email store and contacts list, then I'm willing to try it.
I could see 'My system specs' in all the posts when I read this website, but now that I am replying, I can NOT see them. More importantly, not in THIS POST WINDOW.