I downloaded all the updates each and every time in fact I even refreshed but there was no update shown. I stress the same thing happens EVERY TIME. I download, burn the ISO install run and add a few programs, and everything is fine all programs work, second boot all OK, I do some work and then ALWAYS on the third boot the problem. ..... BUT the problem does not occur with the 32bit version. VERY strange. The other weird thing is that my xorg is empty except for a few lines...and I cannot get my NVidea to start with the correct resolution in spite of trying virtually very solution posted... on my next install I will post the contents. I really prefer Mint to either OpenSuse (too fancy) or Debian (too restrictive and almost impossible to set permissions) but unless this can be solved it looks like back to XP.