i see the problem i have.....i cannot select ''run as admin'' on the CMD prompt in the task manager
i think im just gonna format the 2nd HDD tonight & run a fresh installation (& steer well clear of this fancy taskbar), i have learn t quite a bit from my mistakes this time around
& i don't have those crappy modem drivers holding me up, & now i can configure the router from memory
.... its all good fun.
cheers for all your help john, i will be back on Windows 7 by tomorrow night so its not that bad ....a new install is no biggie to repeat