After several hours, and numerous posts intrepid Ninja Faceman assisted me in the full recovery of my hideously borked brand new NookColor. I just wanted to thank him and this seemed appropriate. I would also like to thank the other forum members who helped out and to offer a warning to the new comers; Go very slowly, start by doing as much research as you can, here and over at XDA, then follow posted instructions to the letter. Don't go to youtube and watch a video, read the instructions carefully and proceed with caution. I now know that you can eventually undo any damage that is incurred. But is was a rather hard lesson to learn. So thanks again Faceman, and as Randy sings "You've got a friend in ME"