This morning I started my PBell desktop (dual booting Fedora/Vista) and Fedora opened fine.
I am a new user to Fedora
(see my fedora forum intro at http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=259419
I started making entries in a text file with gEdit & when I saved it took a long while to complete the save (I had only entered a few lines of text).
I then created a new folder in my home folder & tried to move other folders in to the new one but suddenly all the folders disappeared and the computer hung/froze. I tried a restart but again this did not complete fully (the cursor turned into a 'brick' & the progress bar hung).
I had to switch off & when I restarted I got Disk Read error. I tried switching off/on again and got Grub cursor. I switched off & on again & this time was told to put system disc in (I do not have a disc as I installed Fedora with USB install).
So I switched off and left the computer for 15 minutes & when I switched on again it started Fedora normally.
I experienced similar crashes with Ubuntu10.04 dual booting with Vista & this was the reason I decided to leave Ubuntu & install Fedora. When I used Ubuntu I did a DejaDup backup & I tried to use this with the DejaDup in Fedora to restore my data to Fedora but it didn't work.
It appears there is some issue with my computer running Linux (dual boot Vista)-either Fedora or Ubuntu. How do I find out what the problem with my computer is and how do I proceed now?
I look forward to and I am grateful for sound & helpful advice. Thanks