Can anyone shed light on Perry Johnson’s Hosed Windows System . . ?

Yesterday Perry Johnson sent the following to the Omaha Tech Connect board members.  (as you may or may not know, Perry was a former President of Slugo and is still an active member in OTC).

The message is a request for info and ideas about what next steps he might do or check into . . To keep our answers together and thread-able, please use the comments feature and I’ll forward the link back to Perry – thanks.

“Ladies and Gentlemen,
    Based upon the situation described below, if I may, I have two simple questions:  Have I been impaled by a spiral fastening device?  If not, where do I go in Omaha to restore this poor laptop?
    This loyal laptop was chugging along on the free Windows 10.  Before trips I usually back stuff up to an external drive.  I had a much-needed time in the mountains without news during this fall’s trip to Mueller State Park.
    I came back and discovered that a hurricane was threatening Cissie.  So, a day after returning from pine trees and deer, I hopped into another plane to rush to help my bride — without backing up any of the work I had done when talking to the trees.  Tsk!  Tsk!
    A few days later, I turned on the laptop to see the screen below about “Starting Watchdog Installation.”  I unsuccessfully tried to start the laptop several times.  Then, I unwisely started to play with the Function Keys.  I came to an option to redo Windows.  I opted for this with hope.  Unfortunately, the lengthy process reloaded Windows 7.  None of the other software and data files were either visible or accessible.
    Was my goof as bad as I believe it was?
    (I had to spend some time to get far enough to send this email.)
Thank you,
Perry the Unwise”



Rambox – Free X Platform Messaging & Services

Rambox is a Windows, MacOS & Linux messaging & services app that does it all – check it out on the link provided on next page . . (very nice tool!).   If you do just 2 or 3 of these apps or services, it can simplify using your PC.   (not available for phone or tablet yet . . )

In other words . . Rambox is a free, open-source messaging and email app that groups all your favourite web apps into one easy-to-manage window.



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