The fresh install went well. I am going through the laborious process of reinstalling my commonly used programs, along with ALL the respective updates, service packs, etc ..... as well as trying to work at the same time. I have yet to formally active Windows, I will do that later today.
One thing I noticed is that there is no sound whatsoever. The Device Manager has a yellow warning triangle next to the sound card. By right clicking, it seems that Windows was unable to load a suitable driver
for this device. I will try to find the make and model, and then hopefully obtain the correct driver. I am wondering if it was this device that caused the repair install to fail. If all else fails I will buy a new sound card.
I would really like to thank you all for your assistance and advice.
All the best to you all,