Greetings to all -- this is my first post, so if I act funny ......
Yesterday I am certain the Whatsapp voicemail thing hit my oldish Dell Inspiron Windows 7. Foolishly I clicked on the email and here I am.
Things went downhill from there, until today, all the computer does is blink at me with the black Dell bootup page, flashing on and off, with a little grinding sound, mocking, laughing at me.
I tried pulling out the battery and putting it back in; I tried booting up with a cd in the player; I tried prayer; so far nothing has worked; still getting the flashing Dell boot up page. So I can't even get to first base on any of the strategies for downloading cleanups, etc. described in the Forum.
Really, what I'm most concerned about is my document library. I'm wondering if there's a way to extract it from the demonic broken Inspiron even without getting the computer well. I probably ought to trade in the thing anyhow, since I've had it since 2010. By the way -- I'm writing this now on my pre-historic Dell Inspiron, which actually went to Iraq with me in 2006. It's heavier than an M-16, but it's working fine.
Any suggestions would be gratefully received -- thanks to all. Will check back tomorrow.