Which is to say, that I took my laptop into the shop last Tuesday and today, they were finally able to get to it (busy place, but good shop, so I completely understand). The verdict is that the hard drive has several sectors that are going bad. It has a small hard drive (only 20 gig), so to increase that and fix the other problems (various), would be a minimum of more money than I paid for it used.
So I am waiting to hear back from them on a couple used laptops that they just got in (and haven't been priced yet) and some new ones that they have there. Would love to have some input from those of you who know computers as to what I would want to get at a minimum (particularly if I am going with used to save some $$).....brands, hard drive, memory.
I use it to blog, moderate an email list, am on several email lists, store digital pictures and hope to someday do some digital scrapbooking......
What would you get (on a budget of course)????