I appreciate the fast response. I'll answer your questions in order.
Have you been able to navigate these links before on the same computer? Yes
Did this (problem) just start recenly? Give some background of lockups . . .The problem started about a month ago.
Do you experience any lockups during other applications? Occasionally I get a message that (for instance) "Windows is not responding". I usually have to use Task Manager to shut the problem down. When I restart the same application it seems to run fine but it still may hang up. Sort of like a car not doing the problem you're at the service station for.
If so give some details of - how often which applications The problem occurs frequently though not all the time - intermittently. Other applications are Internet Explorer and Control Panel. Also computer takes a long time to load some applications.
Do you have any firewall installed on computer? Anti virus & spyware? Firewall-No. Anti-virus-Norton (current), Spyware-No, I am disappointed in their operation.
When did you last performed a virus scan? Usually weekly, recently daily and the virus updates. I often do a clean-up using "Tools" in Internet Explorer and using System Tools-Disk Clean-up.
Do you have any internet cleanup utilities to clean computer of internet junk? No
Trying to establish a starting point? Is this the same as a restore point? If so the System Restore is operable.
Recently another problem has shown up. I'vs got a virus: Download.Fugit (Fuqit?) The Norton virus scan willnot remove or quarantine it. I went to Symantic's site and tried to follow the way to remove the virus. I be glad to discuss that at a later time, unless it is related to this problem, however the virus has shown up after the above problem had started.
Jack123, I hope my answers have been clear to give you some help in resolving my problem.