I couldn't do anything with the computer so it was a factory restore to the "out of the box" condition. From there I was able to get my personal files back from a backup external hard drive.
I research the problem with Update and found the MS "FixIt" I have run it several times and re-booted after each attempt with no sucess.
I also have a problem with the dvd player/burner. It will not read or burn a disc. I have checked and it is supposed to be working properly.
At this point I wonder if it will ever be right again. I really don't want a new computer. This one was running great until this happened. I just had to be a cowboy.