It all seems to have started with Microsoft Word. The program wouldn't respond and I was getting messages like: "The system is dangerously low on resources" and "Not enough disk space", I would have to soft boot in order to use the computer.
Then I lost video (display looked like Safe Mode). Thought it was the video card so I installed a new card. If I got to a screen that was 32 Bit, I had no mouse.
I eventually solved the Microsoft Word problem by renaming a few normal.dot files. But it didn't resolve other problems
Began using Msconfig in various combinations.
Now, it seems I can get the correct video settings and the mouse when the system.ini is disabled. I have tried disabling folders in system.ini, but each time the computer goes back to the original problem. I have not found the problem folder in the system.ini.
I'm sure there is more, but that seems to be the most important information.
Thank you in advance for help.