This whole lightning strike thing has taken many twists and turns. After I replaced the modem and Ethernet card in my mac I discovered that my old operating system would not recognize it. So I had a new OS installed. Since then I have had little pesky and quirky things happening with the computer especially when restarting. As a result of that I started leaving the computer on all the time(never did that before). Patrick, the whiz that did the installing , said every night at 3am a mac does its housecleaning anyway. He also suggested getting an external hard drive for back up
All of this has produced much stress . Nothing worse than having your computer flounder while booting when it can't find its start up disc. Eventually I came to the conclusion that this is like putting money into an old car. When do you stop? So, I have decided to chuck the whole system and get a new IMAC . My computer ,scanner , and printer are 7 or 8 years old anyway. I Should have thought about all of this before all of the stress and money wasted .
It should be here next week and I will let you know how it turns out .