Suddenly I find programme icons with a shield on and I am unbale to install anything at all. Each time I am told that folder c:\programmes is read only and will not allow access. It will not allow me to use c:\programmes(x86) saying this has disallowed characters. My otehr PC with WinXP has read only attirbute to c:\programmes but allows anytihng to be installed. I am logged on aS ADMINISTRTATOR but changing directory attributes is also not possible. ASyatem ias 1 month old and was workign fine yesterday with no changes made by me to the installation. Any ideas? ASyastem restore will not work iether as it states unspecidifed errors have occurred. Factory reset only option now?