If that works, I should have everything back to normal tonight. If not I'm looking at a long and tedious re-installing process. Photos, email and docs are on the non-boot RAID volume, so I don't think I will have lost anything significant.
One thing which pissed me off is I used XP's built-in backup feature, and told it to build an ASR (emergency) recovery floppy, but when I tried to use it, XP said there were no recovery bits on the diskette. This required me to install Windows and Sp2 on the new drive just to get to the backup function. The floppy should have saved me that hassle, and about 3 hours.
Two unexpected eye candy moments Sunday. I was helping my friend Janice find a knee brace in Long's drug store, and they have changed the layout so we split up to look for the right aisle. Every aisle I poked my head into, at the other end of the aisle there was this very pretty tall blonde woman, 30-ish, in a stretch halter top. I'm pretty sure she was following me, because my search was very random and covered half the store. If Janice had not been in a rush (she had a plane to catch) I'd have introduced myself.
That evening, I was on a halvah run at the Arab market in Mountain View, and wandering the aisles in search of sweets was a gorgeous woman, 25-ish, in a dress which looked like a cheerleader's outfit, except without the pleats. She had amazing legs, and was showing most of them. The top of the dress was sleeveless, but the neck was modestly cut. While I was in line at the register, she was behind me, jumping up and down, saying she was cold. I suppose I should have offered my jacket, but I was almost on my way out, and felt very awkward, her being dressed like that in a place where it's not uncommon for women to be wearing kafiya. The staff there seem very modern, but one never knows.