Hard Drive Update

Trying desperately to get back to normal... I borrowed the old Toshiba I gave to my Mom a few months ago and have been using that to work on stuff during the day. Most files are on the server, but there are quite a few e-mails and files attached to e-mails that I need to get off the old HD. The recovery folks are working on it, and it's going to cost over $1,000 to retrieve all the data and back it up on DVD-R.

Went to CompUSA today and got a 60GB Western Digital drive. But the DVD drive on the newer Toshiba doesn't work, so I can't boot to CD. Here's the plan:

I put the new drive into the old Toshiba and booted to CD. I'm running Windows setup on the old Toshiba and copying over only a minimum of drivers, etc. once I get the drive partitioned and formatted. Once that's done, I'll swap the drive into the other computer and see if I can install software remotely from a shared CD-ROM drive on the network. This is going to be a giant pain in the ass, if it works at all.

I'm supposed to get the backup DVDs from recovery tomorrow. Then I get to copy all of that stuff over the network. Joy!