I'm using my husbands laptop to find the problem to my home computer
First...i have no idea about computers...i was working on a cookbook project using "picture it" and was searching google for kitchen sayings to add to my pages in the book. During this search my computer detected malware a few times. I closed the page and continued on to other pages without thinking anything about it. Evening came, i shut the computer down for the night. I turn it on in the morning and all i get is a black screen with a flashing cursor in the upper left corner. After doing some google searching i found something that said insert disk that came with computer and run the program. I did that and now all i get is "press any key to boot from CD" , it does nothing and is still a black screen, and nothing happens. I hear it running. I cannot access my computer at all. PLEASE tell i didn't lose all my pictures/files. That would be so sad. So many memories lost. I did not back-up anything. I thought about it many times but did'nt.
Please remember...i know NOTHING about how a computer runs. The inside looks like spaghetti. I need very simple instructions(i'm in my upper 50"s)
My computer is a gateway, 2008 windows xp
Another question....when funds get better we plan on getting me a laptop too. Is it possible to transfer everything over to this laptop i'm on? It's a Gateway windows vista
Edited by evelyn54, 18 October 2011 - 05:19 AM.