|Well after the disk crash I got donated a new Seagate drive (yay! Thank you.) and I've reinstalled Win2k, Office, Visual C++ and some utilies, but it's taken most of the day. And wouldn't ya know it, to install 2k you have to be running windows. And well all I had on the new disk was the Win98 system files (ala c:> sys d:) and so I had to install '98 just to be able to RUN the 2k setup. Bah!
So by Monday I'll be productive again I hope. There is still a zillion more apps and OS's to install (yeah several Linux's) but the new disk is pretty quiet and cool. Both big plusses.