Sorry i did not answer yesterday. Got sidetracked.
CHS shows the error msg when comp initially boots. It also shows the error msg after i exit the first instance of the program; double click to start it from an icon on the desktop.
But, this is where it may get a little weird in terms of figuring things out, i use a piece of software from MacroWorx called "Filing Cabinets." When i start a second instance of CHS from a filing cabinet (clicking once), it starts w/out problem. (i use Filing Cabinets to relieve desktop clutter and to organize where i go to start software (e.g., utilities, graphics, audio, etc. in different cabinets).
Thanks for all the help thus-far,