Back on line:
Backed up most important stuff on my external WD 1g hard drive.
While walkin' my dog...I met up with my microsoft neighbor down the street who... put me in touch with his local computer bud Ryan who was "blown away" at just how messed up my DELLHELL 310 had become.
After cleaning up bunches of failed updates and errors....and also finding that my hard drive was virtually on its last "go-round!"
He installed a new drive and added another 512 ram which bumps up my rammma-ding-a lings' and spending about 3 hours of time and helping me re install my programs.
(He was less than thrilled about my new HP V-300 film and slide scanner that came with the Arcsoft Media Impression's that he felt might have been involved with "kidnappin'" too much space.
However...re installed the Arc & Media Impression software in order to put me back in business again.
So far.....AMAZING just how beautifully this old Media Center E310 performs again...for just a tad over 150 buckeroos?
I get the feeling that I am still on borrowed time?...as long as I continue to use my Media Impressions enhancement program.
Hopefully my WD external hard drive will continue to store all my higher resolution photos....
The worst thing about the Media Impression hardware seems to be that my large resolution photos lose quite a bit of detail after using the Media Impression software that is bundled with my EPSON V-300 Photo Scanner?
Thanks Kite-buds... for all your insight and help.
Neva nuff sunsets and kite beach scenes.
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