Computer update......disassembled.... Answered
My computer has bit the dust (more than I expected when I opened it up), and the CMOS is completely fried...so I have disassembled it and am on the older yet, computer - another Gateway, single threaded CPU and the only port it recognizes on my DSL modem is the USB port......slowing it down EVEN FURTHER.
Time to go into debt again for a new one.....*sigh*. But this is why I haven't been around quite as much as I normally am.