Up-date: So the problem was the hard-drive crashed & died...the third one in three years. Thanks, Apple, for replacing the old disfunctional one with another disfunctional one. Lesson learned---stay away from MacIntosh forever!!!!
Do not feed the trolls. I'll bet he/she's not even a granny.
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