|Bloody bloody bloody hell. And then phew. My laptop, and all work upon it, just appeared to be completely and utterly destroyed. I was messing with deleting bits of hardware within the system control panel (See 'Things One Should Not Do, Volume One'), and one reboot... didn't. Not even to an attempt to get into Windows. The BIOS couldn't even see the hard drive any more, as though it had been completely horribly frizted in some way. Panic stations! But as it turned out, the hard drive had just evilly chosen that moment to come loose from its connection. What are the odds? The sort of odds that would happen only in RavenWorld, where everything is perpetually exciting. If only I could trigger that sort of unlikeliness for lottery-winning. The good thing about false alarms like this is that they remind me to make a backup.