Hi All ...
Many thanks Tom, Rich, Chip, Randy, Iacobus, Jack, and LOW ... I REALLY appreciate all your timely suggestions and feedback.
I think the first thing I'm going to do is restore a Ghost image of my C-drive, "Just In Case" there's something burrowing in my OS.
Once I can definitively rule-out my own set-up, I'm going down the items you kindly provided me with. At least now I have a plan ... I'll keep you posted!