Hi All - And thank you for responding
Oh, the first
thing I did after the crash was look for renmants of the game - but there weren't any. I don't think any of it got installed.
However, I did a search from the Start Menu and also ran Ccleaner. But there wasn't anything.
I keep the drives "tidy" (and defrag them fairly regularly) on all my machines and don't leave old or unused programmes on any of them.
Anyway .... I've just spent all afternoon running CHKDSK on each of the drives.
[I have three on my XP machine - plus the CD Drive.]
came out clean.
I suppose a System Restore is the only option left but for reasons unknown (to me, anyway
) System Restore has always
failed on my XP machine.
However, I suppose I could give it another go.
The mystery is that apart from the exceedingly slow Boot Up process, everything is working perfectly
. All my installed games are running without a problem and my Internet access is fine.
Thanks again, anyway, for your help.