finally have a chance to get back to this problem. The computer has been off all this
time. I plugged it in, pushed power on and held Option key till logo and swirley came on. Nothing else is happening, just seems to be thinking.
" this volume macintosh HD appears to be ok". Am repairing permissions. Say its
estimating ? 16 hours, if so I'll get back to you tomorrow. I assume I can power it off
so I can take computer home with me in about 5 hrs? Then start with repair permissions again.
Tried powering up with Option button held down. It worked this time, I then went into disk utility and ran verify. This time there were lots of Red messages aboutl corruption etc. When that was done I ran repair disc, when it said disk was repaired I closed out of disk utility program. Now do I need to reload software or what? I'll get back to you in
AM. Thanks for your help so far.