Oops, I deleted files from win 3.11 because I never use it. I added a batch file to my autoexec.bat to boot straight to wordperfect 5.1; The computer has since been running slower. I wonder if I deleted a file himem.sys??? Well, I tried undelete, now the system boots, and goes NOWHERE. Do I have to reinstall Dos and then Win 3.11? Will reinstalling Dos, replace those missing files, without forcing me to REFORMAT? I'd rather not reinstall windows, if I can, I'd like to just replace the files that are needed to keep the system running at the best speed it can. The computer is only a 386 and it's just used for wordprocessing. I need to get this working by tonight! ACK! It's almost Monday!