I've been unable yet to isolate this to Windows 2000 or to the ThinkPad hardware itself. The only recent software change that I'm aware of was to run a WebEx session for a client test. (I've no reason to suspect Webex; still I've no idea why this is happening and why now.)
Michael Sampson suggested this would not have happened if I had purchased a Mac. (There's always one out there!) Bruce Elgort, will probably just say that it's because I have not updated my photo since then.
Perhaps it's just my system getting back at me for my concern over whether it would see me through Y2K.
Has anyone seen this before?