saran008, I have to admit this was the goofiest fix I ever heard of other than give it a kick, (ya, I dropped it anyway)--no difference! Butttttt, I did find the "O ins" key stuck in the down position and freed it. The error code is gone but I probably screwed something else up in my playing cause it still only loads up part way-wait
it now starts in safe mode after rebuilding the registry--even better, after powering down and back up it starts up normally--my old girl is alive and well again!
Thanks, a million for your help, I was going goofy looking for an answer on the net.