Thank you Lagagnon for taking the time to answer my post. I entered setup and set to failsafe default and all seems to be fine now. I did not think that it was a problem with the OS as I installed it on my boy's laptop and have had no problems. Thanks again, I am a right thicko when it comes to computing, but I am determined to improve. With the number of helpful people on this forum, that should be easy. Thanks again, the best thing about Linux Mint is the number of nice people using it.