Ms. Teena, I recommend never doing a large-scale move/transfer operation\, rather, only doing a copy/paste on any large-scale operation. Then, if the target is equal to the source, then and only then does one delete the source files.
Oh yes, I forgot that copy/paste works in explorer. Thank you for letting me know that it is the better option, I had no idea. Could that be the reason for the problem I'm having with my old computer now? Well either way that's a good segue. I will post it here but please let me know if I should move it to another thread.
Btw, my computer is currently sitting with the Advanced Options screen up and I plan to leave it that way until I hear from some of you. Not putting on the pressure, just explaining where I am in this current problem because there may be no need for you to read my long drawn out explanation as it is likely useless information at this point. I would like to save the drive so that I can give my computer to a friend but if it doesn't happen that's ok. I just figure after everything I've already done to it, the best thing for me to do is wait for some advice. So that's what I'll do. Oh and in case it matters, Win10 was downloaded and installed over 7.
So after successfully transferring my much appreciated music collection to my new computer (thank you Roland),
I re-seated the hard drive in the computer, boot it up and following the splash screen these 3 messages popped up in this order:
1. "Event Manager - Cannot create a file when that file already exists.".
2. "Profile error occurred - Your preferences can not be read. Some features may be unavailable and changes to preferences won't be saved" and there was a checked check box "Send feedback to help us fix this issue.".
3. "Dropbox Error - Could't start Dropbox. This is usually because of a permissions error. Storing your home folder on a network share can also cause an error.". It also included 2 links to support.
I found the last one particularly odd but yeah, clearly I have problems.
<---- laughing & crying? That's about right.
So after removing these windows the desktop finished loading and all preferences were gone just as it said, and neither the task bar or the start menu were accessible. So I tried ctr-alt-del which worked so I used the power option there and shut down. I booted it up again a few minutes later and only received the profile error but everything else was the same. So I shut down again pulled the drive and reseated it. When it booted up this time I got what I guess is win10's bsod saying there was problem and it was going to collect data and restart. I can only hope that there wasn't anything I needed to see during that process because I had to step away for about 10. When I returned it was hung up on shut down (no screen), so I did a hard shut down. Since the system had just collected data to I don't know, tried to repair it? I thought I'd go ahead and give it another try and no longer could get in and the system now hangs on start up. So the next couple of boots I decided to try safe mode and ,after trying the old way and it not working I googled then tried the new way, Peters way, Pauls way, everyone has a video for a way, and nothing worked. So I let it hang on startup for about 15 minutes and remembered a rom drive trick that seemed to give a hanging system a kick in the bootie (hey a pun!) so I tried it and to my surprise popped up the Advanced Options screen. So that's what I've done up to this point. I
Thanks for reading and thank you in advance for your help!!
Edited by MsTeena, 04 September 2017 - 02:30 PM.