I currently have the install process at the "finalizing recovery stage." I left it on this morning when I left for work, we'll see where it's at when I get home. OMC said he has seen this last step take DAYS for it to complete. That seems rather bizarre to me but I am a tech neophyte and you folks have far more experience that me. So at least I got it back to that stage and now will wait...and wait. [bleep], it's been 10 days since the thing went down.
Thansk for your reply. All the help from Geeks to Go is much appreciated.