to do a full factory restore using the restore partition. Just because there are a few things that "just aren't right". But I have this PC set up just right. And maybe that's the problem. I have the original installers for all installed software (except one that's essential to my web site). It'll just be a major PITA to rebuild the PC, and the same PITA to create a new user as you mention above.
Since none of you guys can "fix my problem" (LOL) I may just live with it until I reach my tolerance level. I am going to uninstall .net down to 3.0 as one of my applications needs 2, and see what happens. I don't think this will fix the problem, but what the hey?