The computer guy just called and it is dead. The hard drive is failing and it can be fixed but it will be pricey. I told him just get the pics and stuff off and we will buy a new one. I really don't want to spend the money right now so I might wait a while to get a new one. We have some old pc's at home that don't run very well, but they do run, so we may use them for a while instead. I've had this one about 5-6 years and it is used constantly by my husband, me and my 7 year old so it's hard to get too upset that it gave out but this is a bad time of the year with Christmas and all the birthdays this month. I guess that's the way it goes. I'm thrilled he is going to recover my pics though. Whew!