When I typed in startx and pressed enter I got the following message.
execve failed for/etc/X11/X (errno 2)
xinit: no such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X server
xinit: no such process (errno 2): Server error
The distinct possibility is that my installation was not done properly.
The good thing is that I have my main computer for playing games while I wait for Mandrake to reinstall on the other machine.
Thank you very much for your help.
I have read that to keep the brain young one needs to exercise it. I think installing Mandrake will do the job nicely!