Thanks for your response and suggestions. I found a program on my computer that I had previously downloaded from this site some time back and was able to run that - it found very little wrong just a few things but whatever it was after I ran it everything was functioning as it should have been. I can't remember what the program was for sure but I think it was either JRT or Combofix - I wish I could remember positively. Anyway - all seems to be well but I'm glad to have the information you supplied as it may be useful in the future.
To answer your question, though, what was happening - it appeared to be downloading but then when I looked in downloads there was nothing. I successfully downloaded a program a few days ago from Softonic for driver updates which worked okay but afterwards the problem developed so it may have been something I picked up with that, not really sure.
Anyway you guys have been lifesavers consistent, its good to have a resource that is reliable. Some "fixes" elsewhere have done more damage than help but never had that problem with B.C.
Edited by JayJax, 15 November 2014 - 02:52 PM.