...i couldnt find any notes on ndistgk..as i said before im new to linux ...so i ended up installing ndiswrapper (found a friendly step by step guide) not sure how but i managed to install the drivers for my wireless card (the reason i needed ndis in the first place)
Drivers installed fine...card was recognized it said "connected" but when i tried browsing i got the "no server found" error so was stuck for a while...EVENTUALLY after some trial and error got it working
So all is working except....my connection wont automatically start when i start up (even though i have ticked the "auto start on boot") this is not that bigger issue...i can live with it.
So i was happy for a short while heh...but now my ff keeps crashing...ive tried a few things but it still crashes :/
so ive given up heh....i might give puppy a go...we'll see
anyways thanks for your help Repo