OldNavyGuy said:
I would start thinking about how you're going to get your personal data off the system, in case you need to clean install.

One way is to create a Linux Live CD (USB), boot from that, and copy the data off the drive to a separate storage location.

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Lots of other helpful tools on the Live CD as well.
Fortunately I have already been able to get data off it. I am at the point I am going
to do a clean install, and get more disciplined at imaging drive periodically.

Regards, Dana.