Hey y'all. I haven't disappeared. At least not by choice. My desktop computer is having issues...okay, it's having whole freakin' subscriptions. As soon as it boots, it locks up. I get the blue screen that tells me that it's some sort of stop code. Research tells me that it may have something to do with a driver that needs updating. Kinda makes sense when I have tried for a year now to update (AMD or catalyst or both...can't remember), but when I try to download the update, it keeps telling me that whatever it is, is no longer supported and aborts the download and install. So, for a while now, I've just been telling it to skip the update. Anyway, because it locks up for a hour or so before rebooting itself after the blue screen, getting into settings to find out about the drivers that need updating is a problem. I can click on settings and open that window, but can't click on anything in it. Then, I decided that I have probably lost everything anyway and tried to reset the computer to factory settings. yeah, well, after an hour, it got to 31% and then went to a screen that said that it was undoing the changes. The message just said that it couldn't do a reset. Okay. So, I figure I will do a system restore. I started with the earliest date. Yeah, you guess it. That didn't work. It's now working on the next date. Since it's been able an hour since I started that, I'm guessing that it won't be able to do that one either. I'm getting the feeling that I'm screwed. AND as if that isn't enough, I decided to use my laptop. I had to install some things, etc so that I could use it the way I would use my desktop (mostly bill paying). Well, when I sat down to finally "play", my wireless mouse stopped working. I plugged the dongle into another USB port and it worked for about 30 minutes and it stopped. Plugged it into the 3rd and final USB and it didn't even pretend to work. I changed the batteries. Nothing. I got my other wireless mouse and plugged it in to all 3 USBs. Nothing. I plugged in my flash drive and BINGO. The flash drive works in 2 out of the 3 USBs. Problem is, unless there is a dongle for a "working" mouse, I can't turn off the touch pad. There is NO button or serious of buttons that I have been able to find to turn it off. I know that I can turn it off in settings, but the minute I need it, I have to go back to settings, etc. Takes lots of time. Not good for someone trying to write, to play a game, to navigate anywhere. I'm ready to scream!