can't get a copy of Word and Power Point compatible with ME. Sounds as if you already own a copy and for some reason think that it is not compatible with ME.
As an aside, Emachines is now owned by Gateway. I have no idea whether or not Gateway has changed their systems. Surprisingly, I found the newer eMachines were good deals for the money. Many say that they were crap. [crappy systems are defined as whatever system the person is having a problem with]LOL The fact is that it is difficult to make crappy computers and stay in business. For the money [and rebates] they are as good as many other lower priced systems.
You can also pay big bucks for a system and have just as many problems.
Most uncorrected problems are simply due to the fact that no competent tech has really worked on the system.
You can get great help in these forums, as long as you provide enough details of the symptoms. We don't start by telling you to reinstall the Operating System [unless it is the correct thing to do, which is seldom].
Well, after losing EVERYTHING on my computer yesterday and not being able to get a copy of WORD and Powerpoint that is compatible with WINDOWS ME (found 1 on-line for about $60.00 more than the 2003 edition which of course is incompatible with ME) and the fact that I will lose some necessary items if I were to upgrade to XP, I think at this point it makes sense to just buy a new computer. Problem is--I don't know what "brand" to go for.
I have a Compaq (which would now be HP) and it has served me well for about 5 years. I have a friend who has had many problems with her Dell. My brother suggested e-machine, which I may be able to get at BJ's Warehouse of all places. Can anyone make some recommendations to steer me in the right direction?