@#$)*&)@& HDD failure
Okay, my 40GB bit it last night from a head crash. Smelt like bacon. No prob, I'll use my dads 110GB. No dice, botched controller.
I think the 80GB in my main system (PIII/1000 that is hopefully getting upgraded to a dual-core soon) is also failing, as it is sporadically not recognized by the BIOS, and then is iffy just getting into windows.
Since my 110 and 40GB drives are gone, I have NO WAY to get the past 8+ months of work off of it. Is there some sort of program that will diagnose my machine and tell me what is wrong with it? I've already ran memtest86+ twice, just to be sure.