I was talking to a guy this morning who was having similar problems, Bill. His buddy said some "hidden" file was "probably corrupted." He then suggested my friend copy everything he wanted to keep onto floppies, reformat the hard drive, and start from scratch. If that ain't a bigger hammer, I don't know what is.
Sorry, truly, to hear about your struggles. I am glad, however, to hear you upgraded to steam. Them gerbils were looking awful tired since you found the Mudcat. I look forward to your contributions to the insanity.
Roger in Baltimore