thanks for looking. I still get an identical response. I didn't mention that there are 2 of the same error messages, one behind the other. also the interface shows a scroll bar on the bottom. I seem to remember having these along time ago when certain images wold not display in the interface itself, but the program still ran. I've used WA extensions for quite a few websites, but I moved way out into the country and it took 8 months to get up again. then one of my drives corrupted, so I am basically starting from scratch but with all clean systems. anyway that is where I am at, everytime I enter the wizard it freezes and I have to force quit to get out of dw. thanks for your time. any more ideas?