Marie's Windows XP crashed a couple of days ago so Ross and I recovered some stuff with a Linux disk, formatted the drive then reinstalled XP and it worked just fine. Fast forward through two days of reloading documents and installing programs and other stuff to lunchtime today. All of a sudden there was the "blue screen of death" back again.
As before I was able to run a Linux disk but couldn't access the C: drive at all this time. Looks like it's time for a new hard drive but until then her computer will continue to function on this Linux/Knoppix CD.
The browser, email, Word and PDF reader are all built in and it does almost everything that Windows does(only faster). This stuff is awesome - check it out at http://www.knoppix.net/ Tommorow I'll swap the faulty hard drive for a more modern one then put the old one in an external case to see if I can recover anything.
Not much news on the Drag Racing front until we get the reports from Greenfield Dragway. Looks like they finally got some good weather so they may get a good car count. HUGE amount of discussion everywhere on NHRA's decision to shorten the track from 1/4 mile to 1000 feet so I won't bother to say any more on that subject. Personally I prefer 1/8 mile - it's safer, easier on parts and a whole lot better for the spectators.