I think that I trucked down most of my computer issues. I'm looking into the event log, and I can see tons of "This device has a bad cluster" errors.
Experience has thought me that this usually mean that the HD's death is imminent, so now I need to get a new HD, and move Windows (which I just installed on the bad HD, naturally) to the new one. Any suggestions of how to do this? I want to do this exactly once, so I'm not very willing to buy Ghost or friends.