PC died last night. Suspicously after Mo tried putting her mother's failed hard drive in...but it worked for hours after that, so maybe not.

Won't boot at all, just goes through WinXP's "Oops Couldn't Boot, do you want to choose safe mode, normal, or what" screen, tries to start for 10 seconds (putting up some list of file names) then resets and goes back to that Oops screen.

Ugh. If I can't get my data off that, I'm going to be a very sad man.

And no matter what happens, I will start backing up. I was halfway there already, everything I want to back up I keep in C:\data\ . But it was a big bulky directory with a lot of photos, and so I didn't get into the schedule of making backups the way I should've.