I graduated from computer programming school back in "79". No, I may feel like I am talking about 1879 sometimes, but believe me I do mean 1979. We worked on an old IBM 360 maInframe computer with magnetic tape and disc storage. Yes, we had disk storage back in those days, but the disk was a lot larger. Our input device was still mainly keypunch cards (it helped since I had learned typing in the 7th and 8th grade. We also had a desk top computer....can you believe that?) I don't remember the specs on it, but all that it had on it was DOS. We programmed a few remedial space landing games on it, but it gave me a chance to see that I really liked the technical aspects more than the business side of programming.
I even built a pc several years ago...(yeah, like before file compression in DOS) and have been totally unable to keep up since then.
I just wanted to let you guys know what you are dealing with here....the antique model. So I may not be able to contribute much, if you want your pc to keep working, but maybe with your help somewhere down the road I will be able to help someone....and that is only if you will have me...you say not in a million years?? Uhmm...I could give some fishing tips in exchange, but if not could I possibly play the sympathy card?