Hi - thanks for getting back to me. I made the change as noted above. However, when it was time log off Windows and re-boot, Windows updates popped up to be installed upon the restart. I did that and since then, I can only get to SAFE MODE. I don't know what messed up the system - the steps above, or the Windows Update, as each was done at the same time. I've tried everything I know to boot normally and have not been successful.
This is what I've tried so far:
System Restore - I restored several times, as far back as 4 weeks and it still comes up in SAFE MODE
F8 on startup, then selected Safe Mode with Networking (but still can't get an internet connection)
F8 on startup, then selected Repair Your PC - Tried all the options except restore to factory settings. Nothing worked.
Any ideas on what may have happened and how I can fix it?
I appreciate any help you can offer.