I have not been able to fix it, and am out of ideas that do not involve purchasing new hard drives. (It boots partway, then freezes after the Windows XP loading screen. Reinstalling Windows didn't help.)
Conveniently, I have already been issued the work laptop I need for this business trip I'll be off on most of next week. So I can get gmail and LJ comments. But my regular e-mail is going to go unchecked for some time here, if you've sent anything you want me to see.
I am very, very grumpy.