It's always a sad moment in my house when a computer dies.
And yesterday, our HP seems to have bitten the dust.
Oh, there's a coupla things I can still try, but they're not gonna work. I managed to get into DOS and I could copy files onto floppies, which means I was able to save lots of text files, spreadsheets, and the like. What I can't get to is stuff like Outlook files (so if you're reading this, you should send me an email so I can have your email address again), a trillion MP3s, the 3-meg database of every CD I own, which I guarantee you took a long time to type in ... basically anything too big to fit on a floppy.
So the notebook computer is temporarily the family computer. HP Pavilion RIP.