Hello. Thank you for replying.
The problems with my system: extremely slow, at times hard drive crunching along when I'm not running anything, too many temp/tmp files being created that am unable to delete. There are instances when I can see Documents and Settings folders that shouldn't be there (other than Administrator, All users, etc. I can't see them when I explore my computer.
Live update runs daily for symantec anti-virus and zone labs and have scanned system while in 'safe mode' - no issues found.
The most profound problem, is that I am unable to run the rescue & recovery from the 'hidden partition' (as you mentioned). Get the Recov32 error. Could this possibly be issue with MBR?
Forgive me for not having exact details - they were stored (w/screen shots) on CD and have been unable to locate it
I know there is something out of the ordinary, just like you know when there's something not right with the car you drive.
I can forward logs if you advise what you'd like to see.
Any assistance will most certainly be GREATLY appreciated