Ace - it sounds like you're now entering into a long learning curve that is really understanding you tools. eg. you computer. It's not always the easiest thing to get your head around... but from what you've posted my guess is you really need to get to grips with the basics. There are tons of books out there and vids online that can get you up to speed with your operating system. Don't be put off by titles like 'The Dummies Guide To...' or the 'The Idiots Guide to..' many of them are incredibly well written and choc full of information that can make your life soooo much easier. Most libraries have them as well. I'd suggest you keep a copy of the 'Idiots Guide to __insert your operating system here__'... it gives you something to hop to when things get a little crazy. Over time you will build up a set of skills to troubleshoot your own problems.