Start up went easily after......to close down is the problem...here goes:
closed down mozilla, aol, and then went to start button to close down the regular way.
The screen darkened a little and a notice came up saying "program still needs to close (waiting for) explorer.exe
playing logoff sound.......
still waiting 3 + minutes with logging off and spinning circle it said to click cancel...still nothing
I then forced a shut down by holding in the on/off button.
It then took ten minutes - I clocked it to be sure and wrote all this down as i could not remember it all in order
I then waited the few minutes as you suggested and hit the one button and the desktop loaded instantly - the viewpoint message came up and i hit do not show again and clicked no ( as you suggested yesterday) it went away , and I signed on to mozilla internet as my daughter suggested i do where all our logs are kept with this page. - That's where I am now.