Almost afraid to say this, but I think I have had some success with my computer. At least it is allowing me to stay online for longer periods of time. Much faster also. Not sure what I did, but I finally bungled my way into fixing it. Only had to delete everything,, reset the thingy, download everything again and start over completely. And it only took three days to do it! Three long, frustrating days of wondering if it wouldn’t be easier to just toss it all thru the window! Three days and nights filled with brain farts–aka, mini-strokes, trying to hold it together while my life passed before me for hours at a time (and really, I’m old, but not that old. Still trying to recover my home page, but I can live with what is there for now.
I’m mainly checking out my sites now, attempting to fix any connection problems before they get too big and I have to go thru all of that again. So I’m not gonna stay on long, just trying to be sure it still works. It does — at least so far. Next step will be either getting used to using Opera for my home page, or trying one more time to make google work on the updated place. A