Thanks everyone for your tips!. We put one third of data on a
new 'external HD', a third was 'backed up' on disc's - new HD
installed. Now need to load about 22 progs from new - then re-load and
pray a lot!!
A big 'learning-curve' for me, one I didn't want! - but I am lucky,
didn't loose my pic's from gadding round the world for the last 18
years, or too much of the research work I do. Always expected that
either someone would steal my computer or it would 'die' on me
I should have bought the 'external HD' years ago - but was
always 'getting round to it'.
Got my wireless internet back, so can 'talk' to everyone
] - Yipee!!!