Up and Running!!!
After 4 weeks of Internet withdrawls, we have a working PC again. Thanks to a friend giving me a monitor and a keyboard, I was able to get my desktop fired up and connected. It will probably be a week or so before I can get my laptop up and running. The OS is corrupted, and the rescue/recovery CD-ROM that I got with the laptop just moves the corrupted OS to another partition, then formats the rest of the HDD. I'll have to order a new CD-ROM with the actual OS on it, so I can completely wipe the HDD and re-install XP.
This means that I did loose some data. The last backup CD that I am sure I burned was dated March, 2006. I seem to think that I burned a backup shortly before I moved from MI, but I didn't label that one, and will have to look high and low for it.
The lost data will be pictures taken after March, some of my historical research data, and sadly, some of my recipes. The last time I did a file count on my laptop's HDD, I had somewhere around 3,546 recipes. I can't remember how many recipes I backed up in March, but I'm sure it was under 3,500. If I can find the disc I burned in October, then I'll have somewhere over that figure, but will still have lost a couple hundred.
Peace, Love, and Vegetable Rights!
Eat Meat and Save the Plants!