The poor little laptop had a file failure. The little thing is 3 years old.
After trying for many hours to get it to just boot up and failing and over and over, I decided to go with an option the screen get giving me – save the files on dvd’s and go back to day one – out of the box – pretty and new. It took all night to burn 4 dvd’s of files. The little laptop walked me through each step. It numbered the discs even.
I finally got some sleep at about 5:00 am. When I woke up I hit do-over button. That took a very long time. But it booted up and welcomed me to my new laptop. The set-up of the “new” laptop took much longer than I remembered. I used the 4 dvd’s to put all my documents and photos back on laptop. They are also safely stored on a external hard drive now.
My pretty lap top is now called Lazarus.
It has been a slow process of installing Office, Photoshop and many other programs back on.
Here is a photo I finally edited from our outdoor lights.