I finally broke down and bought a new computer and I thought (foolishly) that my problems would soon be over. NOT!!! I also bought a device to transfer files from the old hard drive to the new computer and was surprised to find that it still doesn't allow me to run my mapping program or my financial program. I have neither of the original discs with me.
I believe that I got a good deal on my new HP computer, being in Alaska and all, where all the gold in the ground has been mined out and all the new gold is being brought in by tourists. There will be more to say later, but at least I can blog and play games. Oh, I can email, too.