Hi, this is my first time here. A friend told me about this site.
I have a Compaq Presario computer, Windows 98 se. Just over a year ago, it needed a new hard drive. CompUSA put a new drive in. Since then, I have not been able to scan disk and defrag, even in safe mode. Now I am getting errors that Windows cannot scan on boot up and when the computer shuts down and restarts. I hit "enter," and then it goes to the desk top. But it is not scanning and fixing errors. What can I do? I live an hour and a half from the closest computer repair shop. Thanks.
PS: I've been told "computers are cheap now, just buy a new one." I would, but stay-at-home mommies don't make a lot of money. I have tons of pix and a lot of files on this computer, so I need to learn what is wrong with this one and learn how to fix it.