Thanks to a generous FReeper, I already had a geek-on-call come out a couple of days ago and try to fix it. He couldn’t and said it’s really not fixable - that wiping it and putting XP back on it won’t really help, as it’s too old and underpowered to run it.
I guess I got lucky that I was able to use it so well for almost 4 years without probs until last Aug (clicked an FR link to a wrestling mag about the Benoit murders and everything has been screwed up ever since).
I had done everything already that the geek did - but after all this time of it not being completely free of the virus, it had corrupted some important files that just can’t be corrected.
As it was, this was a “free” puter that had been a loaner while my regular computer was in the shop for an upgrade and new modem - then that shop went out of business without finishing fixing my old one and told me to keep the loaner. I do have the old one, but it’s still unusable.
I’m just too poor to do anything about anything! All I really need is a newer monitor to go with the newer puter I do have - all of these are thanks to dear ANS thread FReepers! Thank you! It will work out soon - just not in time for my List update before the inquest. (Unless, of course ...)
QV has a new article up about McCabe including HKS’s bloggers. INcluding TMZ and Art Harris! It’s a great day for Virgie.