We are true novices. Followed a suggestion on a message board to disconnect the BIOS battery for 15 min +. It changed nothing.... except date and time.
When this problem began, when you turned it on, it squeaked and squawked, like a wheel that needed oiled!
Also: if the hard drive is kaput, does that also mean we would need to purchase an operating system if we need a new hard drive? GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR should have bought a new laptop!
Any suggestions would be so appreciated!
Thanks R & D Yahrmatter