Well, gents and ladies,
update was there, installed via apt-get upgrade/update. Removed my old config, reboot the core, powered up the cisco and quick reloaded the router and <drumroll> its back to life again.
Thank you very much!!!
btw the new weborbiter does not show that a 7970 has been added to the system, only after an update...
Glad you got the update and it fixed your 404 errors.
The messages that appear in the top left hand corner of the Orbiters screen are I guess what you are referring too. Your right some of those messages will appear and some will not.