yay! the power supply is kosher but my hard drive is beyond repair. i've lost a good couple hundred megs of data. mp3s, pictures, a webpage i was working on for megan, adapted scripts [unix and windows], writings i'd been working on - all of it, gone. so instead of heading home i'm at work reinstalling the os [windows xp. fuck those of you who're snickering.]. i hope to high hell that this doesn't happen again, or i'm going to have to get wicked violent.
hopefully installing xp will give me some filesystem stability since i'm using ntfs instead of fat32. i just hope it doesn't run like ass because my the lappy is slightly above the minimum system requirements for xp. well, cross your fingers - here goes nothing.