Giving up tonight after fighting with this for 2-1/2 days. Going to attempt to do a System Restore before I go to bed (if it will stay on long enough!) to see if perhaps by chance, some crazy driver or something got installed somehow that shouldn't have. Hopefully when I get up in the morning, it will have been corrected by the System Restore. If not, at least it will be normal business hours when I call HP for help, since warranty just expired on the laptop! (Of COURSE it did!!!)
I will be going thru all your emails and orders from the weekend sale just as soon as the laptop allows me to do so. All sale prices will be honored!! So, so sorry about the delay!!