I got instructions off the net of how to fix the computer. They didn’t work. I had the necessary installation disc in the disc drive. I have two disc drives. I thought of putting it in the other one, but since I knew that the one it was in worked that didn’t make any sense. I thought of unplugging the computer for a while and then trying again, but I didn’t think that would work. I didn’t really think about these options, they were just in the back of my mind and I ignored them (denial?). Finally I had tried everything I could think of, and had spent a lot of time and frustration , and I tried putting the disc in the other drive. It finally started working a little and I went through the complicated instructions and that fixed it! A miracle.
Those of us coping with ADD or ADHD need to listen to the small voice and not ignore it.