Specifics were uncopied, there were too many of them and they're probably irrelevant anyway (memory module locations and such). It did, however, tell me that the problem involved a file named portcls.sys. This is the only file mentioned. I checked it out; it's there, not virus infested, seems legit. It came in with a service pack download from November of this year.
As I no longer us IE, Microsoft will not do a scan to tell me if I need something, so I am at a loss.
I've been obsessed with viral, spyware and adware concerns lately and have been making changes galore. I am very careful, however.
I've never had other problems.
Still, it is not out of the realm of possibility that a file was inadvertently removed.
Please give me a clue as to what's going on, if you can.
I thank you.