to DarkSiege :
thanks for quick interst .
The above was a part of other problems - discovered later :
* Could't log - from within my I.E 6's -into my ISP's E_Mail account
* Could't print any text/web page - when surfing the net
* All my "Restore Points " ( 3 during a forthnight ) - Disappeared !!!
FORTUNATLY I HAD Norton's Ghost Images OF MY 3 PARTITIONED HARD DISK
& THUS RESTORED THE SYSTEM ...
I SUSPECT THAT THE ABOVE IS / WAS RELATED TO A 32 Kb RAMDISK
INTO WHICH I WAS EXPERIMENTING MOVING MY COOKIES & TEMP
INTERNET FILES ...