I backed up all my data to Burns, then reformatted the hard drive. The computer a fresh, clean slate.
Tonight, my mission is to get Windows XP up and running to the point where I can connect to the network, surf the web, and check email.
I still haven't decided whether I want the Home or Professional edition of XP. I consider myself a power user, but I don't know if I need all the netword administration tools. I do want to play with some servers and remote desktop, but I don't know which are included in the Home edition. I guess I should do some more research.