Originally Posted by richc46
I am more trying to save my stuff than the computer.
I would like to give Ubuntu a shot. I am not quite sure how though. I, literally, cannot do anything with the computer besides turn it on and off and boot it in various modes.
Are you imagining that I would download the software on a different computer, burn it to a CD, and then try and open it on the computer in question? I have no idea if this will work or not but am willing try it if you think that this is my best course of action.
Also, would you be so kind as to list the steps for a factory restoration in case I am unable to install Ubuntu or decide, as you said, that that path is too much work? This way I will not have to ask later and you will not have come back to this thread, again.
BTW, I am quite grateful for your assistance, thank you very much.