Thank you for your reply. If I click on the power button, then "restart," it reboots to the desktop, no problem. It's just an annoying extra step I have to take to get to the desktop and applications. The hard drive works fine once I can get to the desktop screen. It's only at initial turn-on that it goes to the abbreviated screen and I have to restart. I believe it is probably with one of the connected devices, printer, etc., and will keep troubleshooting.