BLESS YOU!!!!! First, let me say how very much I appreciate you taking the time to share your knowledge. I had tried the F9 several times and it just would not work. I guess it was because I had the Quick Boot and Boot Booster enabled. I am a Linus Idiot...know nothing about it, so I was just stuck. None of the windows tricks I knew would be of use. Now for some free advice if you are willing to share. What do I need to do to her 701SD now? It has 0602 BIOS and I see that there is an 0802...but I do not know how to flash the bios on Linus...would you advise to do that? Also, there are several updates being downloaded as I type...which of those should I ignore and which should I install? I believe an update is what got her in trouble in the first place - she lost the desktop and I finally got it back after following some advice on here about "sodu bash" or something in the Ctl Alt T screen. Anyway, any advice on what to do from here would be greatly appreciated...the wireless is now working which is great! Thank you so much again.