If this forum is not for discussing problems then what is it for??
Thank you for taking a moment to reply. Yes, dial up is the only option out in the country where I choose to live. This may be the root of my problem. As I stated in my original post, most of the time auto update "works." Your point about turning in a bug report is well taken, however since this IS a forum where software problems are discussed and hopefully solved, I thought I would run it up the flagpole here and see if anyone salutes. What do you know. You did! Thanks again. I will indeed turn in a bugzilla report if I can't figure it out myself.