:bigsmile: Tried several programs to do just that and the recommendd solution from all vendors is to re-image the drive which is not acceptable where I'm currently located. One of the many problems with Microsoft anything is that what is supposed to work doesn't always work.
Roxio...the main culprit of the problem has an engine update but in the infinite wisdom of the internet nazi's here I can't download it at the moment. The best solution remains to get the correct registry info, barring that I will just have to wait until I return to home.
But thanks for the response...good to see someone out there is listening...:rolleyes: