Finally got around to making a clean install. I decided to purchase another Intel SSD and install it there. I left everything on the other drive and just disconnected it. That way I can switch back and forth as I need to until I'm satisfied with the new install. I just started yesterday.
I want to thank you again for so much determination in helping me. I learned a lot during the process. I'm sure that if you use that same determination with your university work, you will certainly succeed.
Louis in Indiana