I think this computer is beyond salvaging. I’ve been trying to remember how long I’ve had it and since the WORD and Excel programs are marked 2003, I’m guessing at least five years. I think that’s about the lifespan of a computer even with updates, etc.
BTW, the new modem hasn’t solved the problem. The computer will start but it still can’t find the modem. I also can’t find my WORD or Excel files. Thursday morning I managed to make copies on my printer of some material I needed for my tutoring sessions. That afternoon the printer would no longer work.
In this season of Thanksgiving, I’m grateful for friends who help with computer issues. I’m thankful my local library has computers I can use for free (that’s where I’m writing this).
So I think I’m off to buy a new computer. My wallet groans.